A RARE 'YUE' FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT RAM

A RARE 'YUE' FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT RAM

WESTERN JIN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY AD

西晉 三世紀 越窰青釉臥羊水注

 

the large and well-modelled animal with its front and rear legs folded beneath the body, with a curvaceous spine and robust rump, its head raised and with a pierced aperture on top, detailed with a pair of bulging eyes and curled striated horns encircling large ears, a striated bead below the slightly open mouth, all highlighted with dark iron splashes and applied overall with an olive-green glaze

 

Length 16.3 cm, 6⅜ in.