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A Straw-Glazed Pottery Figure of a Foreign Dancer
A Straw-Glazed Pottery Figure of a Foreign Dancer

EARLY TANG DYNASTY

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A Straw-Glazed Pottery Figure of a Foreign Dancer Early Tang Dynasty Possibly depicting an Indian, the animated figure standing on the balls of his feet, his hands raised and his head cocked to one side, wearing a sash draped over his shoulders, across the back, around the hips and between the legs, with jewellery around his neck and ankles 12¾in. (32.5cm.) high
Literature
Janet Baker, Seeking Immortality, Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Santa Ana, 1996, p. 36, pl. 21
Ezekiel Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture, Stamford, 1977, vol. I, p. 107, fig. 13.
Exhibited
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Seeking Immortality: Early Chinese Ceramics from The Schloss Collection, 20 September 1998 - 3 January 1999, no. 84.
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, 6 October 1996 - 16 March 1997, no. 84.
Hempstead, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Appeasing the Spirits, 14 February - 7 May 1993, no. 13.
Binghamton, College Art Gallery, State University of New York, Appeasing the Spirits, 9 October - 14 November 1993, no. 13.

Lot Essay

For a very similar figure of a foreign dancer, see C. Hentze, Chinese Tomb Figures, London, 1928, p. 73. Compare, also, a painted pottery figure of a dancer sold in these rooms, 28 March 1996, lot 305.

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