A Chinese painted pottery figureof a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 464. A Chinese painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 17 1/4 in.; 43.8 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.

striding with the long neck forming an S-curve and the head drawn slightly back, tufts of long fur fringing the neck, crown of the head, upper legs and humps, the back laden with a heavy pack tied with bolts of fabric, a rabbit dangling from one of the saddlebags, traces of pigment.

Provenance: Collection of Nelson Rockefeller, prior to 1979.

Sotheby's. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller, New York, 18 January 2019, 10:00 AM