A highly decorative hollow terracotta statuette of an attendant holding a small barrel-like object on his left arm. Most of the figure is decorated with a rich green and yellow glaze; the face and hair in black and brown pigmented glaze.
Condition: Complete and intact; with good facial details.
Late Ming to early Qing period: Circa 17th century AD.
Grave goods were an important status symbol in ancient China. A large number of attendants have been found in ancient Chinese tombs, indicating the need for assistance in the afterlife. As in life, attendant figures are depicted standing nearby, waiting to fulfil the desires of the deceased.
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VAT no: 337067888 / Margin scheme - second hand goods
- Chinois antique
- Terre cuite
- Figurine Ming Attendant vitrée Sancai
- 28.8×7.8×6.5 cm
- Siècle/ Période
- 17th Century
- Bon état, voir la photo