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Set of Five Stoneware Tomb Figurines of Musician Ming Dynasty

Origin United States
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials stoneware
Dimensions
W. 2.5 in; H. 8.5 in; D. 2.5 in;
W. 6.35 cm; H. 21.59 cm; D. 6.35 cm;
Condition Good. Fine with minor surface wear, facial paint appears to be from a late time.
Creation Date 15-17th century
Number of Pieces 4-5
Description A group of five figurines made of terracotta and glazed in green and splash of yellow. These figurines of musicians were made as burial objects to be placed in the tomb, often as a larger group forming a procession for the deceased. Circa Ming Dynasty (14-17th century), tomb figures like these were very popular among the people with means, and a wide range of daily objects were found to accompany the deceased into their afterlife. Each of these musicians was molded in a similar form following a near standard formula of this period. The difference lies with the unique instrument each holds. Their attires are glazed mostly in green with yellow and their hat and boots are painted. The facial features were most likely painted at a later time.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 387279
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