TANG GLAZED SOLDIER STATUETTE

£300.00

Measurements: 25.5 cm - height

 

Description: A hollow-cast figure of a standing soldier with hooded cape, hands held to the chest and clasped together with a small hole for insertion of an original model spear. Such holes were used as well for inserting incense sticks, because these statues are mainly found in burials of court dignitaries. A rich amber glaze covers the soldier’s cloak.

 

Reference: For similar items see: Sotheby's sale November 206, lot 304.

 

Period: Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

 

Condition: Some surface damage and crazing to the surface.

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