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Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Attendant

Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Attendant

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1191843

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Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Attendant, China (618 - 907 CE) T.L Tested for Authenticity. Well modeled court figure with helmet like coiffure pulled into topknot. Hand held together against chest while robes billow over side of belt. Traces of red and black pigment as well as white slip remain. 15" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Galerie Et Civilisations, France. Princeton University tells us Tang funerary ceramics are best known for figures of horses and camels, tomb guardians, court ladies, and decorated vessels. Figures and vessels were embellished using various techniques including brightly colored glazes and painted pigments. A distinctive decoration known as "three-colors" (sancai) glaze combined lead glazes of different colors; predominantly green, amber, and cream, but also cobalt blue, yellow, brown, and black. Stoneware vessels produced at regional kilns exhibit different characteristics. Gray-green wares were produced at the Yaozhou kilns in the north, olive-green or gray glazed Yue wares were made in the east, and vessels with dark brown and transparent glazes were made in Hunan province near Changsha. White-bodied porcelain wares also began to be produced in the late Sui dynasty, and the best Tang examples are the Xing ware vessels from kilns in Hebei province.