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Ancient Chinese Sui Dynasty Rare Foreigner

Period:
Sui Dynasty (581-618 CE)
Dimensions:
12” (31cm)
Material:
Pottery
Condition:
Excellent, no repair or restoration. Small loss of glaze on nose and right shoulder
Region:
China
Provenance:
Acquired by present owner in England from an old English collection

Description

Ancient Chinese dynastic figure of a foreigner groom. This highly-fired glazed pottery figure was made during the Sui Dynasty (581-618 CE) or the early Tang Dynasty (618-906 CE). Usually referred to as a “straw glaze” which consists of an attractive yellow. The figure is intentionally free of glaze from the knees down. He wears a belted robe and carries a pitcher in his right hand. He disports a very large warm hat, most likely with fur trim. While his pose indicates a servant, he has a very dignified stance.

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