A rare fragmentary T’ang bronze Sogdian dancer, the figure with typically pronounced Asiatic features, originally standing on one booted leg and engaged in a dance in a long-sleeved costume. Height (excl. stand): 11.3 cm. c. 7th cent.
The left leg (and probably integral stand) missing. Old damage to right hand and hilt of curved dagger mounted at his waist. Nose somewhat flattened. No other damage. ...click for details