Pair of Tang Dynasty Painted Earthenware Guardians or Soldiers, China, 618-907
H: 24 inches
Each molded in mirror image of the other, each with legs spread and firmly planted on a kidney shaped base, dressed in layered armor and fitted black painted helmet with upturned edges and topped by a finial, the deeply carved face with a moustache and painted facial wiskers, traces on black white and red pigments, surface encrustation.
Results of Oxford Authentication Ltd, thermoluminescence test sample no. C103r97 is consistent with the dating of these listed. Certificate accompanies these items.
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