Figure "Fat Lady"; China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907.
Terracotta decorated with cold-applied slip.
The Tang dynasty (618-756) constitutes one of the most flourishing periods in the history of Chinese art, this type of sculpture, the endearing «Fat ladies» figures with volume and corpulence, with looser clothing, were a clear reflection of the social role that women occupied in Chinese society.
This figure of a court lady, touched with a complex hairstyle and richly dressed in a light turquoise tunic, is a clear example of these figures known as "fat ladies" by the beauty canon of the time, which showed the Courtesans dressed in gala, with slightly round features.
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Purchased by the current owner in 2011 in Madrid from a private collector (J.S.), owned before 80's.
- Ancient Chinese
- Female figure "Fat Lady"
- 36.5×10.5×6 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- dinastía Tang, 618-907.
- Good Condition, See Photo