24 March 2004
AN UNUSUAL PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A HOODED SOLDIER
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The tall figure shown wearing a knee-length tunic and hood that frames his delicately featured face, his left arm lowered and right arm raised and his hands held as if to hold weapons, remains of white, pink, black, orange and red pigments
22½ in. (57 cm.) high, wood stand
J. J. Lally & Co., New York.
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