A bronze seal


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Late Ming dynasty, 17th century 

The rectangular seal is surmounted by a seated lion cast with a curling mane, striped chest, a bushy tail and with a loose ball in its wide open mouth. The seal face bears characters in zhuanshu script.
The bronze has a mellow brown patina.

Height 3.5 cm

Provenance: Roger Keverne. Illustrated and exhibited: Roger Keverne, Winter Exhibition 2006, no 12

Works of Art > Early Bronzes