Chimera Head

Limestone | 16.2 x 10.5 x 19.5in | 3rd-4th century C.E.

Chinese Artist

Counterweight for a gate post. Head of a chimera with an open mouth and tongue extended. Fangs in upper jaw broken.

Object: 34-95/1
Location: G, 229
Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust

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