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Tomb Guardian Beast

Western Jin dynasty (265–316)
Earthenware with pigment
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); L. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm)
Tomb Pottery
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florance Waterbury, in memory of her father, John I. Waterbury, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Florance Waterbury , New York (until d. 1968, bequeathed to MMA)
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