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31 décembre 2019

A painted grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

A painted grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 1265. A painted grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 

The well-modeled, standing figure is shown wearing a court cap and a breast-plate secured by a belt over a tunic with full sleeves which is worn over an undergarment and full pants tied below the knees. His hands are hidden within the sleeves and appear to rest atop a sheathed sword.

ProvenanceR.H. Norton (1875-1953) Collection.
Beatrice Norton Richards (1920-2001) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtNew York, 19 - 20 September 2013

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