Tall Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Warrior
This fine pottery figure was made during the latter part of the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534) or possibly just a little later during the following Eastern Wei (AD 534 - 550) or Northern Qi (AD 550 - 577) dynasty. It represents a warrior clad in armour and holding a shield. In its right hand would originally have been placed a miniature weapon, probably made of wood, now long since rotted away and lost. Note the attention to detail, especially to the face and the individual plates of the armour on the lower body. Very good traces of the various coloured pigments still remain.ï¿½
Height 37 cm (14.5 inches). There is a chip and possible very minor repair to the front of the neck. A nice example in fine condition.
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