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TALL Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Guardian with Oxford TL Test
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TALL Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Guardian with Oxford TL Test


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TALL Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Guardian Figure with Oxford TL Test

This very tall and impressive guardian figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment on top of which have been applied various other coloured pigments. He stands upright and alert with one hand on his hip, the other arm half-raised with the fist clenched. Note the detail of his clothing, the headgear, and especially the open-mouthed dragon heads on his shoulders through which his arms appear. Note also the facial features; the eyebrows, eyes and open mouth. 

An fine example of exceptional height: 93.5 cm (37 inches).

As with many of our finer items, this figure has been tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide, and the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this item is shown; this confirms the date of manufacture as "between 900 and 1500 years ago". 

This item is available to view at our gallery. 

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