Chinese Tang Dynasty 'Fat Lady' with Lotus Flower A Chinese Tang dynasty court ceramic 'Fat Lady' depicted holding a lotus flower. Her head is slightl.. Product #: AH-458 Regular price: $5,250.00 $5,250.00 In Stock
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Chinese Tang Dynasty 'Fat Lady' with Lotus Flower

Product Code: AH-458
Width: 21.5CM
Height: 51.3CM

£5,250.00

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A Chinese Tang dynasty court ceramic 'Fat Lady' depicted holding a lotus flower. Her head is slightly inclined and she is portrayed with a full face with much painted detail, imitating her full face of courtly make-up. Her face is surmounted by an elaborate coiffure. She wears long sleeved, lose hanging robes with some of the original orange and green pigment still remaining; her feet are adorned with elaborate upturned shoes. Her hands meet across her stomach to hold a delicate lotus blossom.

The 'Fat Lady' was a popular figure of the Tang dynasty. Where previously women had been encouraged to...

A Chinese Tang dynasty court ceramic 'Fat Lady' depicted holding a lotus flower. Her head is slightly inclined and she is portrayed with a full face with much painted detail, imitating her full face of courtly make-up. Her face is surmounted by an elaborate coiffure. She wears long sleeved, lose hanging robes with some of the original orange and green pigment still remaining; her feet are adorned with elaborate upturned shoes. Her hands meet across her stomach to hold a delicate lotus blossom.

The 'Fat Lady' was a popular figure of the Tang dynasty. Where previously women had been encouraged to be slim and slight, the decadence and prosperity of the dynasty led to more personal indulgence. The buxom woman was celebrated. The lotus flower is also a very important Chinese symbol. It is a symbol of purity, as it rises out of the mud to bloom. Our 'Fat Lady' is insinuating her pure nature by holding the delicate bloom in her hands. 

The figure is supplied with an Oxford certificate of Thermoluminescence Testing, in confirmation of its date.

Very Fine condition; some light earthy accretions. 

Tang Dynasty China, circa 618-906 AD.

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