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.
- Of the Period
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture618-906 AD
- Materials and techniques
- ConditionGood. In very good condition for age. Repairs and restorations as expected. Much of the original pigment remaining. .
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 22.5 in. x W 15 in. x D 5.5 in.
H 57.15 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 13.97 cm
- Seller locationAustin, TX
- Reference numberLU89477181493
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