Chinese Northern Wei dog
6in., 15cms long
Northern Wei dynasty, early 6th century.
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A Chinese grey pottery figure of a recumbent dog, finely modelled with head raised and alert, with large areas of ochre pigment remaining and with a stripe of white pigment down its front.

Provenance: The collection of C Roger Moss, OBE. Purchased in Hong Kong between 1980 and 2000.

For other examples of these rare dogs see:
Christies Hong Kong, 9th July 2020 (HK$47,500)
One in the Meiyintang collection.
Two in the Datang Museum.
Two examples were in the Norman A Kurland Collection part 1, Eskanazi, London.

Nicholas S Pitcher | Chinese Antiques, Porcelain, Pottery and Bronzes