Ancient Chinese Terracotta Brick with figurative representation. - 32.5×16×5.5 cm

Ancient Chinese Terracotta Brick with figurative representation. - 32.5×16×5.5 cm
Dinastía Wei del Norte, 386-557.

Brick with figurative representation;
Northern Wei Dynasty, China, 386-557.
Polychrome terracotta.
Size: 32.5 x 16 x 6.5 cm

Brick or stele decorated on the front with a male figure that could be that of the Buddha although he is not seated, as the Buddha is normally represented. The figure is covered in a hole in the same piece, which was made in times of the Northern Wei dynasty, despite the fact that there are no major differences with the art of the Southern Wei, a period that ends in 550. During these two dynasties, which actually make up only one, images of the Buddha were massively made. The ceramics of the period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties is a continuation of that of the period of the Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties, at which time there was an important development of the art of ceramics based on the tradition of the Han period. Thus, mainly funerary figurines decorated with slips are still made, but the techniques are perfected in an outstanding way, as are the pastes, the slips, etc.

Purchased by the current owner in 2017 in London UK from an art gallery (C.M.), previous, private collection owned before 80's .

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Lot details
Ancient Chinese
Brick with figurative representation.
32.5×16×5.5 cm
Century/ Timeframe
Dinastía Wei del Norte, 386-557.
Good Condition, See Photo
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