NORTHERN QI DYNASTY ATTENDANT

£295.00

Measurements: height – 24 cm

 

Description: A Northern Qi attendant, a standing hollowed out terracotta statuette. He wears traditional court robes and a cap, which were elaborately painted in red, black and white shades. The traces of pigment are well visible on his robes and the face. Physiognomy is delicately and proportionally modelled with outlined eyes, lips and nose. The attendant has his hands clasped in front, where there used to be a hole (now filled with earthly deposits) for putting offerings such as incense, for ensuring the happiness of the deceased in the afterlife.

 

Period: Northern Qi Dynasty, 550 - 577 AD

 

Condition: Fine. Encrustations cover the surface.

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