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Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail:  This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD.  These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face.  This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome.  Tomb guardians… Continue reading

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