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Ancient Chinese Fat Lady

Item Number: 10681
$4,500.00
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Period:
Tang Dynasty 618-907 CE.
Dimensions:
12" (31 cm)
Material:
Unglazed baked terracotta with original polychrome
Condition:
Excellent
Region:
Chinese
Provenance:
Acquired by the present owner from an old English collection in the 1970's

Description

A beautifully detailed Tang Dynasty courtesan, or as affectionately named, "Fat Lady". The appellation Fat Lady occurred when a Chinese emperor's favorite was plump and the other court ladies emulated her.
This piece has been ThermoLuminescent tested to confirm its age and will be delivered with a TL certificate.

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