TWO LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF GUARDIANS
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
Each tall, slender figure with fierce expression is shown standing on a rectangular base, the right hand clenched to hold a halberd and the left hand extended with fingers spread. Each wears well-detailed armor and an elaborate 'leather' cap with upright brim. There are traces of orange-toned red, black, white and pale green pigments.
25 ½ and 25 in. (64.8 and 63.5 cm.) high
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1990.
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The result of Oxford thermoluminescence tests no. 566a31 and 566a32 are consistent with the dating of this lot.