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Collection

An image of Watchdog by

China

Title
Watchdog
Other titles:
Han Pottery Dog
Place of origin
China
Period
Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE → China
Year
206 BCE-220 CE
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware with amber glaze
Dimensions

31.5 x 28.0 x 12.4 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr T.T. Tsui 1995
Accession number
298.1995
Location
Not on display
Further information

This distinctive model of a mastiff dog is a classic tomb figure (mingqi) of the Han dynasty.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, August 1995.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tomb Sculpture', Sydney, 2003, 80 (colour illus.).