Mingqi, A Masterpiece - Terracotta - Rare Large Pottery Crouching Bactrian Camel and Sogdian Rider with Lynx - H 48 cm., L 51 cm. TL - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Mingqi, A Masterpiece - Terracotta - Rare Large Pottery Crouching Bactrian Camel and Sogdian Rider with Lynx - H 48 cm., L 51 cm. TL - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)
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Extremely Rare Large Pottery Crouching Bactrian Camel and Foreign Rider with Lynx

Earthenware with pigments
Early Tang Dynasty (618-907) |
Long 51 cm., high 48 cm. 2 pieces
Excavated from the tomb in Qianxian, Shaanxi province.

Much of the original pigment remaining.

– The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item.

Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R., Wiesbaden collected before 1995.

Powerfully modelled animal with its forelegs folded beneath it and hindlegs extended as if in the process of sitting or standing, with the furry neck turned to the left and mouth open as it braying, with a foreign rider seated between the two humps, the rider with exaggerated features wearing a long chestnut jacket and trousers, the saddle had been made in two separate pieces. Original colours.

Imitating practices from the West, Tang hunters of small mammals and fowl trained lynxes and cheetahs to sit along side them on the camel or the horse. Often the animals had their own seat. Lynxes are often shown with upright ears with tufts of black fur. The animal seen here has the upright ears of the lynx.

It is very rare to find such a large pottery crouching camel and rider in this particularly attractive and complete condition. Compare a closely related figure of a camel and rider, of equally large size, included in the exhibition Chinesische Kunst, Preussiche Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 330.

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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No other test as an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.

Kavelgegevens
Object
A Masterpiece , Mingqi
Techniek
Handbeschilderd
Materiaal
Terracotta
Periode
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Regio / land van herkomst
China
Toeschrijving
Origineel
Titel kunstwerk
Rare Large Pottery Crouching Bactrian Camel and Sogdian Rider with Lynx - H 48 cm., L 51 cm. TL
Staat
Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
Afmetingen
48×51×0 cm
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