Lot 1315. A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The slender figures similarly attired in shawls draped over their shoulders and long dresses falling in folds from a sash tied around the bodice, the hair pulled up and bound in a bun on top of the head, some with traces of red and black pigment.
Provenance: The Estate of Jerome K. Ohrbado; Sotheby's, New York, 1 December 1992, lot 236.
Greenwald Collection no. 11.
Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 11.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011.