Finely crafted Chinese ceramic pictorial tiles, executed with designs of a warrior with his groom and horse.
Also featured is an image of a mythological bird, perhaps a Garuda, along with smaller images of birds, a dog, a stylized dragon, and plants, perhaps artemisia annua
frequently planted or enclosed inside tombs for their pleasing camphor scent and medicinal lbenefits.
Characteristic of architectural tiles found on walls of tombs in Hainan.
These tiles has been decoratively edged on the top and bottom with a repeating pattern border.
There is some wear and minor chipping at the edges and the tounge and groove connections congurant with funery objects of this age.The paint is at places faded and chipped but still in overall excellent condition perhaps due to the thickness of the layers and what appers to be a metal silicate based paint which was in use at the time.
The tiles have been professionally secured and mounted in a steel frame attached to a steel stand for display.
Upper Frame Housing Tiles—38W X 25 ½ H X 2 inches thick
Overall With Stand--------------42 ½ inches high