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Vase
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 280 x 135 x 110mm (11 x 5 5/16 x 4 5/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.260
This vase is decorated with stylised mythical beasts from the Chinese legend 'The Nine Sons of the Dragon'. On the sides are 'Taotie', a vicious, hungry animal with large eyes and a gaping mouth. These vases copy large bronze versions from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Display Location: In Store
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