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.
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Details
Of the Period
Tang
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
618-906 AD
Period
15th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Fired   Pottery
Hand-Painted
Condition
Good. In very good condition for age. Repairs and restorations as expected. Much of the original pigment remaining. .
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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