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Crouching Feline Dragon: ML.10-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Pottery feline dragon, made from a pinkish buff fabric with uneven grey surface. The dragon crouches with its back arched and its head up, its forelegs extended in front and its tailed curved up over its back.
The wings, which would have projected from its back, are missing.

With an oval label in black, with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection' and inscribed 'E.314'; small rectangle inscribed '137'.


History note: Captain Dugald Malcolm. Exhibited at the Fine Arts Club (London) 1936-1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.9 cm
Length: 28.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)


-0206 - 220

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.10-1992
Primary reference Number: 138267
Malcolm Collection: 'E.314', '137
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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