21 March 2000
A Pair of Green-Glazed and Painted Red Pottery Slender Female Figures
Sui/Early Tang Dynasty
The elegant tall ladies wearing pleated skirts, each with a long shawl draped over the shoulders and wearing a flat black cap, one holding a stringed instrument to one side, the other with her hands held at her waist, with traces of orange and black pigment
9.5/8 and 9¾in. (24.5 and 24.8cm.) (2)
J.J. Lally (the figure holding a musical instrument)
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