A group of seven grey pottery goats

西漢  彩繪陶山羊俑七件

The group comprises a standing billy goat, five standing nanny goats and one recumbent nanny goat.  Each animal is well carved in an alert attitude, with ears held forwards as if listening and with wide open eyes, indicated by black painted detailing. There are orange highlights to the insides of the ears, mouths and nostrils. The surfaces of the bodies and legs are finished with a knife giving the look of carved wood. The pottery is of grey colour.


Dimensions: Height: 9.5 - 15.2 cm, 3 ¾ - 6 inches

Date: Western Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 9)

Stock No. 133

Price: On Request