Ancient antique Chinese Terracota lady attendent figure Tang dynasty It has been carefuly cleaned and kept and condition is as shown on the photos. Size: 38 cm x12 cm x 9 cm Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) ceramics are otherwise deservedly famous for the sancai triple glaze, but often overlooked are the terracotta tomb attendant figurines of mingqi (spirit deities) who represent court ladies-in-waiting hovering nearby in the tombs to take care of the needs of the deceased from the latter half of the 8th century CE. While Ming and Qing porcelain often dominate modern aesthetic appreciation, the subtleties of the Tang Dynasty painted terracottas deserve far greater attention. This is also a Golden Age of Chinese Poetry just think of the great poes Li Bai (701-62) and Du Fu (712-70) after the brutal Sui Dynasty was supplanted by Li Yuan in Changan (Xian) and the more benevolent Tang Dynasty that followed.If great poetry flourished, such endearing whimsy of Tang terracottas like these court ladies could also mark a zenith in what is too often ephemeral art. Contemporaneous with the meteoric rise of Islam and the promise of Carolingian Renaissance with Charlemagne further West, Tang Dynasty art also represents the best of early Medieval China when Dark Ages worldwide are followed by more light. I inherited this figure and dont know much about it. Any more information is very welcome as this figure is absolutely mesmerizing and i would like to know more. CONDITION:My item is in good used condition with signs of normal usage and age. The item "Ancient antique Chinese Terracota lady attendent figure Tang dynasty" is in sale since Thursday, December 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "vilija100" and is located in Hove.
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