17 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Well modeled standing with body swayed to the right, dressed in long robes gracefully draped over her shoulders and falling to her feet partially covering the tips of her curled shoes, her hair pulled up into a cresent-shaped coiffure above her face with pleasant expression and rosy cheeks, her head turned to the side to gaze at a small bird perched on her extended left hand, while extending her left forefinger towards the bird.
13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) high, box
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Acquired in 1992.
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