Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure
This painted pottery figure of a warrior was made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). The figure stands upright and alert. In both hands and the stomach area are purpose-made holes in which originally would have been placed miniature weapons or banners, now long since lost, presumably having been made of wood and rotted away. Note the detail to the clothing and head gear.
Height 25 cm (9.75 inches). Good overall condition with expected surface wear, minor chips to the edges and loss of pigment in places.
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