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A PIGMENT PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE OF A FAT LADY
Property Formerly in the Collection of William and Bernadette Berger
A PIGMENT PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE OF A FAT LADY

TANG DYNASTY

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A PIGMENT PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE OF A FAT LADY
Tang Dynasty
Modeled standing with bulbous body swayed to the side, wearing a long, loose robe with hands clasped beneath, her full face with a serene countenance framed by the elaborate coiffure topped by an offset pouf, traces of pigment on the face and hair
16 in. (40.5 cm.) high

Lot Essay

Similiar court ladies of this type were excavated with others in 1955 from tomb 131 at Gaolon Village, Xian, Shaaxi province, and included in the exhibition, The Quest for Eternity, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, 1987, Catalogue, pp. 139 and 140, nos. 83 and 84.
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