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Large Ancient Tang Dynasty Pottery Attendant 618-907 AD -Authentic Artifact with COA Excellent condition 11 inches in height

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Large elegant painted terracotta figure of court attendant, dating to the Tang dynasty 618-907 AD. The body is covered in a long, loose garment. The fleshly face is nicely molded, with the original pink pigment on the face still present. Figure wears a headdress. His right hand held towards chest is pieced for the insertion of a wooden lamp or scroll that has been since perished. This is a particular well preserved example of a Tang figure, originating from a prominent private collection. 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: 11 inches (27.94 cm) Condition: very good, 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.