Chinese Art:Ceramics


Chinese Tang Dynasty Fat Lady Pottery Standing Tomb Figure Attendant
item#: 1396032
price: SOLD
Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery figure of a standing lady (often referred to as a “fat lady”), dressed in a long-sleeved, high-waisted, full-length robe. One boat-shaped shoe protrudes from the bottom of the robe. The sleeve of her gown covers her right hand while the left hand is exposed. Her hair is gathered in a double-topknot at the top of her head. Cold painted red pigment remains over the thin layer of white slip covering the red pottery. Traces of red and black pigment are visible on the fine features of her plump face. An acrylic stand is included. 13 1/8” high (excluding stand). Circa 7th to 8th century. Very good overall condition. There are chips to the bottom of the robe. The largest has an associated hairline. From an Arizona collection. Purchased in Hong Kong in 1996 for HK$18,000 (about US$2,400).

Chinese Tang Dynasty Fat Lady Pottery Standing Tomb Figure Attendant
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