A selection of hollow-mould terracotta Chinese Tang period statuettes of female court attendants. The figures are shown wearing a long robe and an upper garment tied to the waist with flaring sleeves. The figures are presented standing, with the right arm held to the chest, and wearing an elaborate headpiece. The original white, red and black pigments are still visible to the statuettes’ surface. Such colours would have been applied after firing, with the result that they would have been more prone to flaking.
Price is per figurine. Please choose from the selection available.
Date: Circa 618-906 AD Period: Tang Dynasty Condition: Fine condition, with original pigments partially visible to the surface.
Grave goods were an important status symbol in ancient China, so the affluent and important would be accompanied in their travels through the afterlife with numerous depictions of people, items and animals. Such terracotta figures were made for the service and entertainment of the owner, ensuring that their journey in the underworld was a happy one.
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