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Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Model of a Camel

$12,000

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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

  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm)Width: 15 in (38.1 cm)Depth: 5.5 in (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Tang (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    618-906 AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good condition for age. Repairs and restorations as expected. Much of the original pigment remaining.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89477181493

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    Ships From: Austin, TX
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austin, Texas, Lotus Gallery caters to a worldwide clientele through their gallery and participation in fairs and shows throughout the year.

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