tang dynasty attendant figure 7th 10th century

Tang Dynasty Attendant Figure, 7th - 10th century


| $760 USD | €682 EUR

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An ancient Chinese attendant figure from a Tang Dynasty tomb, 1000 to 1300 years old.
Originally the figure, still bearing much of its pigment, would have held a wooden stick to symbolise the lighted torch 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: Acquired from the York specialist dealer 'Ancient World', who brought items direct from China. Then an English private collection for the last 23 years.
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Height = 28 cm (11")
Width = 7 cm (3")
Depth = 8 cm (3")

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