15 September 2011
PROPERTY FROM THE GREENWALD COLLECTION
TWO PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT OFFICIALS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Each shown standing with shoulders thrown back and hands clasped within the sleeves of a robe that falls to the tops of the cloud-toed shoes and is worn under a jacket with long, full sleeves tied at the waist with a wide belt, the broad face modeled with crisp features and framed by the hair drawn up under a stiff court cap, with traces of orange, flesh, red and black pigment
15½ and 16¼ in. (39.4 and 41.3 cm.) high, stands (2)
Christie's, New York, 3 December 1992, lot 242.
Greenwald Collection no. 6.
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Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 6.
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