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Three Painted Buff Pottery Figures of Seated Female Musicians
Three Painted Buff Pottery Figures of Seated Female Musicians

SUI/EARLY TANG DYNASTY

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Three Painted Buff Pottery Figures of Seated Female Musicians Sui/Early Tang Dynasty Each figure kneeling on a square base with her robes draped in folds around the body, one figure holding a plectrum and lute, the other holding a pair of cymbals, and the third with hand positioned as if to play a wind instrument, with delicately modelled faces and hair dressed in a bun, with traces of red and black pigment 6 to 6.1/8in. (15.3 to 15.6cm.) high (3)
Literature
Janet Baker, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Santa Ana, 1996, p. 30.
William Zimmer, From China, Guides to the Next Life, The Sunday New York Times, 18 October 1998, p. 28.
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Seeking Immortality: Early Chinese Ceramics, 11 September 1998, p. 98.
The Norwalk Weekly Life & Times, Ancient Images, Chinese Tomb Figures, 29 October 1998, p. C6.
Benjamin Epstein, Los Angeles Times, Tomb It May Concern, 3 October 1996, p. F11.
Exhibited
New York, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, China Chic: East Meets West, 16 February - 24 April 1999, no. 145.6.
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, 6 October 1996 - 16 March 1997, no. 83.
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Seeking Immortality: Early Chinese Ceramics from the Schloss Collection, 20 September 1998 - 3 January 1999, no. 83.
Hempstead, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Appeasing the Spirits, 14 February - 7 May 1993, no. 9.
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