Pair of rare large and massive Chinese pottery figure of court musicians, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.
The figures stands on a small square plints and clad in a dark green and orange-glazed robes and a black coloured tunics, on their heads high red hats. One holds a gong in orange glaze, the other a drum, also in orange-brown.
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A rare and exquisite pottery cavalry soldier, dating to China, Ming Dynasty 14th.-15th. cent AD.
The warrior is in full armor, equiped with a a couple of hand-grenates, which the Chinese invented and used earlier than the European armies. He wears a high helmet, very detailed, and rides a white horse. Note the fine decorative lion-masks ...click for details