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Ancient Tang Dynasty Pottery Warrior 618-907 AD -Authentic Artifact with COA Excellent condition

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Elegant painted terracotta figure of soldier, dating to the Tang dynasty 618-907 AD. This warrior is shown standing at attention, with the feet planted firmly together and arms held toward body. Figure displays helmet, elaborate suit of armor with ornate breastplate and shoulder guards. Piece adorned with loose robe tied to waste and flaring trousers. His left hand is held by his side and right hand by midriff, hand pierced to hold wooden spear that has been since perished (wood of this age unfortunately almost always disintegrate). Renowned for their mastery in capturing the inner spirit of their subjects, the figural artist of ancient Tang Dynasty are rightly lauded for their ability to convey a strong sense of character in their creations. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.13 cm) Condition: Excellent, unrestored (still retains hues of pigment) Provenance: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Receipt from English antiquities dealer ArtAncient very well respected gallery that deals in Antiquities where it was purchased. Further: Formerly in the collection of Mr. M O'Hara who was a prominent author and collector, who in later life developed a passion for Chinese terracotta figures from the Han to the Song period. Purchases in 1980's when examples without widespread deceptive restoration could still be acquired. Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Free domestic shipping Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.