Rare Clay Tomb Figure. Clay. Tang Dynasty. Luoyang China
Uncovered over a century ago by an anthropologist who – in turn – passed it on to his family . . . ending up in a collector’s hands in Connecticut USA.
Tang Dynasty, circa 900 C.E.(A.D.). From a site in Luoyang (Henan province).
Such figures would be buried with high-ranking people. As with the Egyptians, it was believed that such a character would help in the transition into the afterlife . . . as well as keep the deceased safeguarded.
An excellent specimen, safeguarded in a display box with plexi viewing. Check out the detail . . . knowing that this level of detail is very rare.
For the Serious Collector.