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Philip Cooper : Australian Sculptor | The return of the prodigal son

Philip Cooper : Australian Sculptor | The return of the prodigal son

Zun, bronze, late 14th-13th century BCE, China. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The "Pillsbury Owl" is the oldest and most naturalistic of the few remaining owl-shaped zun. Standing near the beginning of the Anyang period (1400-1027 BCE), it represents a charming, though seldom practiced and short-lived tradition of casting ceremonial vessels in the shapes of animals.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The "Pillsbury Owl" is the oldest and most naturalistic of the few remaining owl-shaped zun. Vessels made in animal form constitute virtually the only bronze sculpture known from the Shang period.

Флейта окарина, предположительно, в форме животного кинкажу. Коста-Рика, Никоя, 1200–1500 годы

Ocarina, probably a Kinkajou Nicoya

POULIE BAOULE / SENOUFO Baule/senufo heddle pulley

African Heddle pulley // from the Baule or Senufo people of the Ivory Coast

Relief Plaque with Horseman Benin, Nigeria 17th century  Bronze 62 x 44 cm  http://www.galerie-herrmann.com/arts/art3/Ife_Benin/50_Relief_Reiter/e_Relief.htm  "It is often assumed that all portrayals of horsemen are meant to be the king Oranmiyan because he is said to have introduced horses to Benin."

The depiction of equestrian figures on plaques is very rare in Benin.

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CAVALIER, SENUFO, CÔTE D'IVOIRE SENUFO EQUESTRIAN FIGURE, IVORY COAST haut. 32,5…

CAVALIER, SENUFO, CÔTE D'IVOIRE SENUFO EQUESTRIAN FIGURE, IVORY COAST haut. 32,5…

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