Monumental Pottery Watch Tower in Green Glaze; Han Dynasty (2016 BC -AD 220) Earthenware three-storied pavilion from the Eastern Han Dynasty. Each of the three sections have two levels making it a six level tower. All levels have archers with crossbows on all corners.
A monumental Han Dynasty Terracotta tomb piece meant to protect its owner in the afterlife from attacks and enemy forces. The green emerald glaze is beautiful and shows that it was important and valuable. The size of this architectural tomb minchi is enormous at 70 Inches (almost 6 feet tall), 28 inches deep and 23 inches wide. It is the tallest in the research I have done. In comes in 5 pieces including wooden stand. This Item would normally only be viewable in museums but could adorn your living room for countless interesting conversations in the future. Originally, it would have been in a dignitaries tomb along with grain silos, farm animals, horses, warriors, court ladies and dignitary figures. Don’t let this one slip away.
Measures: Height 70 inches Depth 28 inches Width 23 inches
Condition: Excellent with wear and minimal if any restorations visible. Miniman chips and losses throughout.
Authenticity: A Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescent TL test Sample No; C97t13 will accompany this item. please see photo. Research Han Watch Towers and there is a similar one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When I acquired this one; it had a price tag of $85,000.
Comes from a Dallas, TX Estate.
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