Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Model of a Camel

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A powerfully sculpted Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery model of a camel. The camel is portrayed in a walking stance, long neck extended, with head held high, mouth askew chewing cud. The camel's humps are droopy, indicating it has just finished a long journey.
Molded from high fired gray pottery and covered in pigments. Tan for the smooth body, and a reddish brown for the textured hair. Much of the original pigment still remaining.
A sculpture such as this would have been made for a wealthy merchant, the camel a symbol of his earthly status and wealth.
TL tested.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Tang
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Date of Manufacture
    618-906 AD
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    22.5 in. H x 15 in. W x 5.5 in. D
    57 cm H x 38 cm W x 14 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Austin, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU89477181493
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