Tang Dynasty Court Lady

$ 8,900
  • Description
    Large Size Tang Dynasty Court Lady.
    One of the most engaging and distinctive groups of Tang funerary sculpture is the one representing ladies of the court. This animated and charming example stands in a gracefully swayed pose, her petite hands held in a conversational gesture in front of her swelling form. She wears a white long-sleeved jacket tucked that falls in looping folds to her feet, leaving her upturned, ruyi-shaped, triple-cloud shoes visible. Her hairstyle, known as a gaoji (upswept topknot), is stiffly lacquered and folded, with a clump of hair separated and bound into a fan shape in the front, all held in place by two crescent-shaped combs. Her plump, heavily made-up cheeks are offset by exquisitely delicate eyes, nose, and slightly parted lips, reflecting the contemporary ideal of voluptuous beauty.

    TL Tested with Oxford Certificate
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Terracotta
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 618-907 A.D.
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Asian, Ancient Art
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 453990
  • Dimensions
    H. 19 in;
    H. 48.26 cm;
Message from Seller:

I became interested in the Ceramic Arts; specifically Ancient Chinese Pottery, when my brother Marc; also an art dealer, introduced it to me over 20 years ago. Since then I traveled throughout Asia; including Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea, in search for those special pieces that appeal to the discerning collector, as well as the Designer Market.

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