Every collector should have a few of these Ming dynasty pottery burial figures in their collection. They are such a good bargain and they tell us so much about Chinese culture. Whereas the Tang dynasty figures are always rather theatrical, these Ming(1368-1644) attendants are resolutely realistic. They remind me of the bored professional mourners one still sees occasionally at funerals today. These two musicians are very good examples, with their robes covered in a slightly iridescent crackled green glaze, their amber-glazed instruments, and their cold painted black boots and red hats. If you would like to buy more, we have a couple of dozen in stock, enough for an orchestra!
Height: 19.6 cm; Width at base: 5.3 cm and 5 cm.
Condition: Very good and intact, with expected old wear, in particular to the cold-painted sections; no repairs or repainting.