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Chinese glazed earthenware tomb figure

Chinese glazed earthenware tomb figure

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1700: Item # 618104

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Ming Dynasty, 1500s

Male attendant figure made for interment to assist with the afterlife of the tomb’s upper-class occupant. Earthenware with glassy, low-fired glaze on the garment portion with some patches of silvery iridescence that have developed over time due to burial in damp tombs over long periods. This figure has an unglazed head that was originally detachable but is now fixed in place with recent adhesives. The bisque fired head has remains of pigments on the facial features and hair. There are minor flakes and chips and an old chip to the hat brim, otherwise good condition.

Height: 17 in.