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Set of Five Stoneware Tomb Figurines of Musician Ming Dynasty

$3,500per set

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A group of five figurines made of terracotta and glazed in green and splash of yellow. These figurines of musicians were made as burial objects to be placed in the tomb, often as a larger group forming a procession for the deceased, circa Ming Dynasty (14th-17th century), tomb figures like these were very popular among the people with means, and a wide range of daily objects were found to accompany the deceased into their afterlife. Each of these musicians was molded in a similar form following a near standard formula of this period. The difference lies with the unique instrument each holds. Their attires are glazed mostly in green with yellow and their hat and boots are painted. The facial features were most likely painted at a later time.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)Width: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)Depth: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
  • Style
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    15th-17th Century
  • Condition
    Replacements made: facial features appear painted on a later age. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor surface wear, facial paint appears to be from a late time.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945019973132

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