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RARE Tang Dynasty Jewish/Semitic Wine Merchant ca 618-907AD Silk Road Merchant Ancient Chinese Authentic tang Dynasty Artifact

Regular price $999.00 USD
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Rare Ancient Chinese Tomb Figure depicting a Silk road Semitic Merchant bearded and with a bushy mustache and broad nose, dressed in thick overcoat and hat, holding a typical Sassanian Bird-mouthed Wine Ewer in his right hand. Terracotta figure of Jewish merchant, dating to the Tang dynasty 618-907 AD. This figure likely originates from a Tomb in or around Chang'an, and reflects contemporary Chinese curiosity and comical interpretation of these distant travelers. -two similar sized, Jewish merchants selling for over US$4000 each at Christie's New York several years ago, -The Royal Ontario Museum has an almost identical artifact. height: 27.62 cm ... 11 7/8 inches source: Ex UK collection The Royal Ontario Museum has an almost identical artifact. (shown in the last picture) 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. Condition: old professionally done repair to back (see pics)..still retains areas of pigment Provenance: Purchased 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.