A superb 64-65 cm. male attendant with a Yin-Yang symbol in hand and decorated with green and orange-yellow glazes, dating to the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD.
Exceptional quality pottery figure with precise and detailed painting and glazing. The height and the fact that it's done in realistic life-like proportions makes this figure massive and heavy. The head was made seperately as always with the largest Ming Tomb figure.
This figure is among some of the largest figures known from the Ming Dynasty, and only a few percentage of the population could have afforded such lavish equipment, during the middle to later Ming Dynasty.
Condition: Superb, small unimportant chip to the corner of the base, but intact and thus rare. Finely preserved pigment on all details.