A pair of cold painted terracotta figures of ladies or princesses

Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD, China
唐 618-906 中國

Height: 37.5 cm, 14.8 inches

Each standing with both hands held together just below the chest, the index fingers pointing upward toward the celestial next life. They have slender bodies with round faces and delicate features and their hair is elaborately styled around two circular headpieces. Both are adorned with gilt beaded jewellery around the neck and their robes have winged shoulder pieces and elongated sleeves, their upturned shoes also gilt.

Both figures have retained a remarkable amount of original cold pigment.


Oxford TL test to the heads, bodies and sleeves.

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