Rare Chinese painted pottery tomb guardian in the form of a divine creature or sometimes known as earth spirit. This tomb guardian has an animal's body and a human face with bulging eyes, large ears and hoofed feet with red, black and white pigments remaining.
It has a long horn up from the head and wings. Its appearance is extremely fearsome.
It was believed that theirs large ears allowed them to hear sounds ...click for details
Rare Chinese painted pottery fat lady with nice facial expression, wearing long robe, with red, black, and white pigments remaining. The pleats of her robe are gracefully represented. Thermoluminescence test from Oxford is included.
Her serene and relaxing expression illustrates the disposition of Tang aristocratic ladies. She is also the symbol of good health and wealth during the Tang Empire.