The Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 AD- 589 AD) are often considered the most chaotic period of time in Chinese history. However, the cultural diversification of Chinese and Non-Chinese (mainly Nomadic minorities from the north and the west) inspired the arts and cultural creations which influenced the whole of China (Zhongyuan), including the funeral industry.
This tomb figure is of a typical foreigner servant or groom, standing with a distinguishing hat that only the non-Han people (Huren) would wear. Different from the later Tang figures, this figure appears to have been made from a yellowish clay which has fired to a shade of grey. There are traces of original grey pigments on the face, shoulders, and the back. There are also calcified roots near the waist area.
Price: USD $450; CAD $610 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Canada)Height: 27.17 cm
Condition: Good. Normal wear for its age. No repairs.