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Tang Dynasty Wall Tile of a Mythical Beast


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Architectural Elements: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1490768

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Very rare Tang Dynasty (618CE to 907CE) terra cotta wall tile depicting the face of a Zhemushou, a fierce guardian earth spirit meant to ward off evil. It is a trapezoidal shape with much of original red and black pigments intact. Some loss to the lower lip (please see enlargements). Lower W: 19cm/7.8in, upper W: 16cm/6.1in and H: 20cm/9in.