Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Height: 98,5 cm. TL-tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.

Not just merchant caravans and emissaries travelled the Silk Road. Also monks, pilgrims and even entertainers. Together, they effected a great cultural exchange between East and West. Trade, however, was still the main reason for the existence of the Silk Road. Due to their extraordinary endurance, the most favored means of transportation was the camel. 

Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.