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Chinese bronze feline Taotie mask

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An image of Taotie mask. Feline face with curling horns, ridged eyebrows and pierced, bulging eyes, truncated at the tip of the nose. The back has six shallow loops for attachment. Label, with a tie on, inscribed in green ink 'Sir Neil Malcolm'. Bronze, with uneven green and reddish brown patination, pierced eyes, height 19.4 cm, width 25.5 cm. Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC). Chinese. Acquisition Credit: Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm).

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Taotie mask. Feline face with curling horns, ridged eyebrows and pierced, bulging eyes, truncated at the tip of the nose. The back has six shallow loops for attachment. Label, with a tie on, inscribed in green ink 'Sir Neil Malcolm'. Bronze, with uneven green and reddish brown patination, pierced eyes, height 19.4 cm, width 25.5 cm. Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC). Chinese. Acquisition Credit: Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm).

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  • Accession Number: ML.5-1992
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Mark Box
  • Image height: 871 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 144.79kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 50
  • Captured: 2012:02:03 11:53:44

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