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Large Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Procession Attendees

$3,300.00

Large Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Procession Attendees

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These two Sancai glazed figures in particular are distinguished by their dress, for each wears a unique robe and hat, and by the objects they carry in their arms (one holds a box, the other a bowl). As Chinese statuette art prescribes, the faces are created individually with uniquely painted features, owing to their distinctive expressions. Glazed in the same rich forest green as the figures.

Measures: Height: 19 inches (48 cm)
Diameter: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Condition is excellent with chipping and wear commensurate of age and use.

Ming statuette art reflects the attempt to restore purely “Chinese” artistic genres with a healthy injection of Confucian aesthetic, political, and moral standards. Realistic depictions of daily life became popular themes among artists who were often patronized by the court. Under Xuande’s reign (1426-35), the art industry flourished, producing many exquisite porcelain and ceramic pieces. This glazed set is a product of the artistic revival that occurred throughout the Ming. This Ming set of glazed figurines depicts an aspect of Chinese political and social life. Tributary processions were common protocol at this time, the emperor requiring Provincial lords to pay tribute and tax on a regular basis. Processions were also held for funerals, marriages, and rituals differing in grandeur depending on the status of the individuals involved and nature of the ceremony.

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