Asian Art

Miniature owl

ca. 5th–3rd century B.C.E.

Stoneware or earthenware

H. 2 1/4 in. (5.4 cm)
Wayland Wells Williams, B. A. 1910, Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frances Wayland Williams
1949.268
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–221 b.c.e.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Collection of Wayland Wells Williams, B.A. 1910; Meerkert, New York, 1942.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 200, no. 402, ill.

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