To the best of our knowledge, a similar pair was never shown / sold in Europa. The pair is a masterpiece and very rare regarding its style, details, pigment and period (Northern Zhou dynasty). Beijing Museum of Chinese History has one similar example. This is a once in a life time opportunity to buy such exceptional works of art.
Fired in antiquity!!!
China, Perfect condition
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Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a Magnificent and Extremely Rare Pottery Pair of Camels Laden with Rolled Textiles and Covered with Blanket.
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of yellow, orange, white, black, green, pink and red pigment.
Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.), very rare!!!
High 37 cm, Wide 35 cm. the camel looks to the left. High 37,5 cm., Wide 34 cm., the camel looks to the right
A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Pottery Pair of Camels Laden with Rolled Textiles and Covered with Blankets.
– The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this objects. Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.) - (ca. 1470 years old). Sampling in 3 different points - Back camels, Saddle Camels, Head Camels.
Compare similar, but only single camel in Beijing Museum of Chines History. See photo #53.
Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R., Wiesbaden collected before 1995.
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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.
- Total nr of items
- Masterpieces, Mingqi
- Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Magnificent and Extremely Rare Pottery Pair of Camels Laden with Rolled Textiles
- Very good condition, see description
- 37×35×15 cm