Tang dynasty, 618-907 AD.
Sancai glazed terracotta.
Size: 38 cm H 30 cm L.
Conditon: Mouth glued, some repairs at the neck and the legs. Overall very good condition.
DOCUMENTS: Export license issued by the Ministry of Culture and termoluminiscence test.
Provenance: Private collection, New Jersey, acquired circa 1990's.
Bactrain Camels were the natives of Central Asia from the ancient historical region of Bactria. The Chinese wanted it because of its tolerance if cold, drought and high altitudes. Because of this the Chinese wanted them as they can be useful to carry things and help in trade and also be helpful to army which guards it's borders.
Sancai is a versatile type of decoration on Chinese pottery using glazes or slip, predominantly in the three colours of brown (or amber), green, and a creamy off-white. It is particularly associated with the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and its tomb figures, appearing around 700. Therefore, it is commonly referred Tang Sancai in Chinese. Tang sancai wares were sometimes referred in China and the West as egg-and-spinach by dealers, for their use of green, yellow, and white, especially when combined with a streaked effect.
The Tang Dynasty three-color glazed pottery is the treasure of ancient Chinese ceramic firing techniques. It is a kind of low-temperature glazed pottery popular in the Tang Dynasty. The glaze has yellow, green, white, brown, blue, black and other colours. The yellow, green, and white colour-based are most predominant, so people call it "Tang Sancai." Because the Tang Sancai is unearthed in Luoyang earliest and is found the most in Luoyang, it is also called "Luoyang Tang Sancai."
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The piece includes authenticity certificate.
The piece includes Spanish Export License (Passport for European Union) - If the piece is destined outside the European Union a substitution of the export permit should be requested. This process could take between 1 and 2 months.
- Chinois ancien
- Terre cuite
- Importante et grande figure de chameau de Bactriane Sancai Glazed. Dynastie Tang. 38 cm H. Avec test
- Siècle/ Période
- Tang dynasty 618-907 AD.