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Ex.Coll.HC.S.1925.02.(TC), Dragon and Rider

Ex.Coll.HC.S.1925.02.(TC), Dragon and Rider

Ex-Collection, House Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Chinese, Han dynasty, 206 BCE–220 CE

Unglazed terracotta, 16.5 cm x 11.4 cm (6 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in.)

The Blisses acquired this sculpture from the Parisian dealer C. T. Loo as “probably Tsin Dynasty, 3rd century BCE,” on November 11, 1925, and resold it to him in 1946.