Offered by: Avantiques
By Appt. Only Dallas, TX 75214 , United States Call Seller 214.727.8299


Tang Dynasty Pottery Lokapala Tomb Figure

$ 1,800
  • Description
    A wonderful Chinese red clay pottery tomb figure from the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907). Guarding a dignitary or decorated soldier; these figures stood guard for over a thousand years surviving to decorate your home collection of ancient artistic and cultural artifacts. Original Polychromed red and gray paint pigments still present. Chinese Buddhist guardian statues made of earthenware and pigments, from the Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD), dated to the late 7th to first half of the 9th century. The foreign facial features of this brilliantly sculpted guardian figure is evidence of the strong Western presence in Tang-dynasty China. Originating in the Lokapala deity of the Buddhist religion, which came to China from the West, this type of armored tomb guardian had an apotropaic function in Chinese burials. Condition: No TL test, hairline cracks on sides, repairs throughout especially to base. Strong, stable and presents well. Measures: Height 12.5 Inches Width 6 Inches Depth 3.5 Inches. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return if the items are not as described. Please also consider Avantique’s antique and ancient Asian Art Collection of Han Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing, and Republic period items to complete your home and office decorations with class. Avantiques has Asian pottery, terra cotta, bronze, and paintings to complement your collection. We strive to collect the highest quality Asian antiquities in exceptional condition.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Terracotta, Hand-Crafted
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Repairs throughout mostly to base. Hairlines. Structurally solid presenting well.
    Creation Date: circa 800
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Ancient Art
    Patterns: Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 633747
  • Dimensions
    W. 6 in; H. 12.5 in; D. 3.5 in;
    W. 15.24 cm; H. 31.75 cm; D. 8.89 cm;
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