Global Art & Artifacts

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Old / Antique and Rare Ceramic Parrot Roof Tile, China

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Detail:  This mid-sized ceramic figure is a charming example of Chinese folk art.  Highly glazed parrots – such as this one – were placed on the edges of rooftops of homes and public/private buildings. Limited to 9 parrots per roof, they were to protect the occupants from bad… Continue reading

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