Master Bronzes: Selected from Museums and Collections in America; February, 1937, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

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BRONZES OF THE FAR EAST (Continued)
22. SEATED FIGURE--CHIN LEN. Chinese, Ch'in dynasty, or earlier. (Possibly 550-500 B.C.)

PROVENANCE: Said to have been found in Chin-Son, Honan Province.

PUBLISHED: International Exhibition of CHINESE ART, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-6, No. 126 (reproduced); CHINESE ART, Mills College, California, 1934, No. 99, Pl. 12; Umehara, Sueji , SKINKA-KODO SEIKWA, OR SELECTED RELICS OF ANCIENT CHINESE BRONZES FROM COLLECTIONS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA, 1933.

NOTE: Height, 10 inches. On the base is a decoration which would indicate a late Chou period. There are similar figures illustrated in the book by Bishop William C. White, TOMBS OF OLD LO-YANG.

LOANED BY RAYMOND A. BIDWELL, ESQ., SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

23. BEAR, in the form of a low table leg supporting a corner angle. Chinese, Han dynasty ( 206 B.C.- 220 A.D.)

NOTE: Height, 5 inches. Inlaid with gold and silver. One of a pair of which this example has been cleaned, removing the green patina and disclosing the secondary red corrosion. Two similar pieces reproduced in Bishop William C. White, TOMBS OF OLD LO-YANG, Pl. LIII, fig. 131.

LOANED BY THE WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.

24. STAG. Chinese, Han dynasty ( 2.06 B.C.-220 A.D.)

NOTE: Height, 4½ inches. Light-green patina with earthy tan coloured incrustation.

LOANED BY MRS. WILLIAM H. MOORE, NEW YORK CITY.

25. STANDING HORSE. Chinese, Han dynasty ( 206 B.C.-220 A.D.)

NOTE: Height, 8½ inches; length, 10½ inches. Has been cleaned. A thin bronze over a clay core. Left foreleg missing. A somewhat similar horse of the same size is reproduced in Bishop William C. White, TOMBS OF OLD LO-YANG, p. 108, Pl. LXXIV, fig. 209b.

LOANED BY THE WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.

26. CHIMERA. Chinese, Three Kingdoms ( 1st-4th century).

PUBLISHED: International Exhibition of CHINESE ART, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-36, No. 528 (reproduced).

NOTE: Height, 3 inches; length, 3 inches. Gilt.

LOANED BY THE WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.

27. FIGURE OF STANDING PRIEST. Chinese, Six dynasties ( 420-589 A.D.) PROVENANCE: Excavated at Cheng Ting Fu in the Province of Chili, China, on the site of "Ta Fo Su", the great Buddha Temple.

NOTE: Height, 4½ inches. Gilt.

LOANED BY MRS. CHRISTIAN R. HOLMES, NEW YORK CITY.

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