Tang Dynasty Standing Ox A Chinese Tang dynasty earthenware ox, depicted with his head raised and mouth ajar. He is richly de.. Product #: AH-548 Regular price: $2,950.00 $2,950.00 In Stock
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Tang Dynasty Standing Ox

Product Code: AH-548
Length: 35CM
Height: 33CM

£2,950.00

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A Chinese Tang dynasty earthenware ox, depicted with his head raised and mouth ajar. He is richly decorated with brown pigment, to create the effect of a patched coat. Across his back is a harness, from which he would have been attached to a cart with. The raised head and open mouth suggests that the animal was agitated, perhaps at pulling his laden cart.

Such an item would have been placed within the deceased’s tomb, to be utilised in the afterlife. Goods animals used on an estate would have been expected to carry on such work in the next life.

c. Tang...

A Chinese Tang dynasty earthenware ox, depicted with his head raised and mouth ajar. He is richly decorated with brown pigment, to create the effect of a patched coat. Across his back is a harness, from which he would have been attached to a cart with. The raised head and open mouth suggests that the animal was agitated, perhaps at pulling his laden cart.

Such an item would have been placed within the deceased’s tomb, to be utilised in the afterlife. Goods animals used on an estate would have been expected to carry on such work in the next life.

c. Tang Dynasty, 618 – 906 AD

Condition: Very fine, with rich pigment still remaining.

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