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Chinese bronzes: Water buffalo, Ming dynasty

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Chinese bronzes: Water buffalo, Ming dynasty
Author(s): Hajek, Lubor
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: China;metalwork;bronze;book scan
Description: This buffalo, often found with a philosopher or youth sitting on its back, is a common motif in Ming art. Here the rider has been lost, leaving a hole in the animal's back. The metal surface is smooth and shiny, probably inspired by the famous bronzes of the Husan-te (Xuande) period. -- 12 x 21 cm.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5077


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