tang dynasty attendant figure 7th 10th century

Tang Dynasty Attendant Figure, 7th - 10th century


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An ancient Chinese attendant figure from a Tang Dynasty tomb, 1300 to 1000 years old.
Originally the figure, still bearing some of its original paint, would have held a wooden stick to symbolise the light that would be used to guide the deceased through the Afterlife.
The Tang Dynasty was an Imperial dynasty of China, with its capital at Chang'an (present-day Xi'an), the most populous city at the time in the world, it is generally regarded as a high point in Chinese civilization—equal to, or surpassing that of, the earlier Han Dynasty—a golden age of cosmopolitan culture. Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, was greater than that of the Han period.
SIZE: 11 inches tall
PROVENANCE: English private collection for the last 16 years.



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