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figure of a walking hippopotamus Date	1880 BCE (c.)Cultural Context	Egyptian

figure of a walking hippopotamus 1880 BCE (c.) Misr, Egypt Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich

Early Chinese pottery seated dog, tomb artefact, Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD (ceramic)

Shop Early Chinese pottery seated dog, tomb Poster created by bridgemanimages.

Terracotta Aquamanile with Zoomorphic Spout - LO.923  Origin: North-western Iran  Circa: 1200 BC to 800 BC    Collection: Central Asia  Medium: Earthenware    Rather large red earthenware

Terracotta Aquamanile with Zoomorphic Spout - Origin: North-western Iran Circa: 1200 BC to 800 BC Collection: Central Asia Medium: Earthenware Rather large red earthenware

A Set of Twelve Earthenware Animals of the Zodiac, Yuan Dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century. Photo: Kaikodo.

A Set of Twelve Earthenware Animals of the Zodiac, Yuan Dynasty, late century.

Chinese, Eastern Han dynasty, A.D. 25–220                                Massive green-glazed horse                Red earthenware with green glaze

Chinese, Eastern Han dynasty, A. Massive green-glazed horse Red earthenware with green glaze

Zun, bronze, late 14th-13th century BCE, China. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The "Pillsbury Owl" is the oldest and most naturalistic of the few remaining owl-shaped zun. Standing near the beginning of the Anyang period (1400-1027 BCE), it represents a charming, though seldom practiced and short-lived tradition of casting ceremonial vessels in the shapes of animals.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The "Pillsbury Owl" is the oldest and most naturalistic of the few remaining owl-shaped zun. Vessels made in animal form constitute virtually the only bronze sculpture known from the Shang period.

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