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Thursday, March 10, 2016

i will guard you forever

Gift of Diane and Harold Keith and Jeffrey Lowden (AC1997.137.2) www.lacma.org
China, Sichuan Province, Eastern (Later) Han dynasty, 25-220 AD: you may have departed this life without rating an army of clay soldiers, but you may certainly have a dog.  Even allowing for the characteristic liveliness of Han animal sculpture, this guardian is a big spirit in a small vessel, and look how seriously he takes his job!
Want to read a little more on Han Dynasty culture?  Try this from the Met.


parlance said...

A lovely guard to take with you into eternity. Company. Love.

curator said...

Parlance! I am always so happy to hear from you. Is all well? I'm going over to "see" you and Penny now.