3. Chinese painted grey pottery dog, Northern Wei
A Chinese painted grey pottery figure of a recumbent hound, finely modelled with head raised and alert, with large areas of ochre pigment remaining and a stripe of white pigment on its front. Six dynasties, Northern Wei, early 6th century.
Provenance: The collection of C Roger Moss, OBE, dec'd, Purchased in Hong Kong between 1980 and 2000.
For other examples of these rare dogs see:
One in the Meiyintang collection
Two in the Datang Museum
Christie's Hong Kong 9/7/2020 (HK$47,500)
Detail: alternate view