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Rare Song Dynasty Tomb Panel Tile .  Flying Horse.  Terracotta / Clay.  Houma City.  Shan Xi Province.  China.

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  Tomb panel were common in many dynasties.  In the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) these panels could be of two types:  a wood panel craved in the tomb itself OR a stone panel that lined the walls or panels within the tomb.   This one is… Continue reading

Authentic Tang Dynasty Detailed Figure.  Tomb Art. Figurine.  Statue. Terracotta. Xi’an.  Shan Xi Province.  China.

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    Unearthed in Xi’an  – capital of Shaanxi Province, central China – marking the eastern end of the Silk Road and home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses.   A detailed and rare fine for the Serious Collector of relics from the Tang Dynasty.

Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine.  Himation Robe. Vase.  Hellenistic Greek Period.  Boeotia Greece

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    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens.  The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues.  They seemed to be… Continue reading

The Temple:  Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth.  New Book. Lundquist.

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  The idea of a temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world’s religions.  Offering a wide-ranging study of sites of worship, from tomb-temples of ancient Egypt to the temple of Hephaistos in Athens, the Kaabah in Mecca… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail:  This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD.  These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face.  This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome.  Tomb guardians… Continue reading
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