London, South Kensington
22 February 2007
Five pottery figures of female musicians, Tang dynasty
each seated in a kneeling position, the mouth picked out in red and the double knotted hair painted in black, dressed with long sleeved tunics and holding a musical instrument including a drum, a dizi, a lute, a panflute and a mouthorgan -- maximum 6½in. (16.5cm.) high. (5)
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The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. C106m97 is consistent with the dating of the pottery figure holding a lute.
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