Small Chinese Northern Zhou Dynasty Pottery Figure
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1121520
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Small Chinese Northern Zhou Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure of a Warrior (AD 557 - 581)
This very rare and interesting pottery figure was made during the Northern Zhou Dynasty (AD 557 - 581). It is solid pottery and has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, quite good traces of which still remain. Note the detail of the clothing and facial features. In the centre of its clasped left hand is a purpose-made hole in which originally would have been placed a miniature weapon made of wood, now long since rotted away and lost. Note the marks on its back left by ancient plant/root growths during its long burial. This figure does not stand very well unaided so would need a stand to be displayed securely in an upright position.
Height 16 cm (6.25 inches). There is what looks like a chip to the rear of the base, unless this is how it was made, as the chip is clearly ancient. No repair or restoration.
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