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Old 6th February 2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone here could help interpret this motif? I have really no idea what if could be. At first I thought it was 2 dragons facing each other forming 1 larger dragon head. But then it could a tiger or lion, heck a hairy person for all I can tell.
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Old 6th February 2006, 03:38 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but it looks like an owl to me.
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Old 6th February 2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
Please let us see the whole weapon and a detail of the decoration only - as big as possible.

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Old 18th February 2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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Here are bigger photographs of the spearhead (took me a little longer to take them then I thought it would).
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Old 18th February 2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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I'm no expert but it looks like an owl to me.


It does look like an owl! I was sort of fixated on (in my mind in any case) more common decorative motifs in Chinese art that I dismissed birds from my consideration simply because the carving didn't look like a phoenix.


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Old 18th February 2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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Pekingese dog?
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