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Peter Tillou Works of Art
Sold at the Winter Antiques Show, New York City, January 2001
A Magnificent Pair of Bronze Seated Dogs
Vietnam, Ly dynasty,
between A.D. 900 and 1200
Height 18 1/2"
Courtesy of Peter Tillou Works of Art

A recent discovery, these statues are
the only known examples of their type.
In virtually perfect condition, they sit upright with regal presence, exhibit strong hindquarters, tense muscular front legs, stiff straight necks, animated ears, and exquisitely stylized decoration. The dogs retain a wonderful green and red patina. The tails, now lost, were probably made of an organic material such as horsehair.

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