Two Chinese Polychrome Terracotta Tomb Figures of Maidens, Tang Dynasty (618–907)

Age:
Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD)
Material:
Pottery
Dimensions:
40cm High
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 1,100
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Two Chinese court ladies with delicately drawn faces beneath elaborate coiffures. They are wearing low cut Hufu dresses taken from the Tartars or Western Regions with a high waistband and very wide sleeves. They are holding what appear to be castanets.
The condition is very good with the only visible breaks the ribbons on one lady’s dress. They are standing on especially designed stands. A very similar standing court lady can be found in the MET museum, dated to the mid-7th century
The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China spanning the 7th to 10th centuries. It was preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. The Tang is widely regarded as a high point in Chinese civilization, and a golden age of cosmopolitan culture.