TANG GLAZED SOLDIER STATUETTE
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.