Chinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural Tool A green-glazed Chinese Ming dynasty earthenware figure, styled in long, flowing robes coloured in vi.. Product #: FP-48 Regular price: $225.00 $225.00 In Stock
Chinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural ToolChinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural ToolChinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural ToolChinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural Tool

Chinese Ming Dynasty Attendant with Agricultural Tool

Product Code: FP-48
Width: 5.3CM
Height: 18.6CM

£225.00

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A green-glazed Chinese Ming dynasty earthenware figure, styled in long, flowing robes coloured in vivid green. Additional features have been accented in a deep amber yellow, highlighting the attendant sashes, hair tie and clothing accents. Their hair is tied into an elaborate top-knot and coloured a dull black. The hair, with its dull colouring, and the other areas left bare would have been ‘cold-painted’ after firing, to contrast with the vivid fired green and amber pigments. The figure is shown holding on the left hand a ceremonial item, probably an agricultural tool.

A large number of attendants have been found in...

A green-glazed Chinese Ming dynasty earthenware figure, styled in long, flowing robes coloured in vivid green. Additional features have been accented in a deep amber yellow, highlighting the attendant sashes, hair tie and clothing accents. Their hair is tied into an elaborate top-knot and coloured a dull black. The hair, with its dull colouring, and the other areas left bare would have been ‘cold-painted’ after firing, to contrast with the vivid fired green and amber pigments. The figure is shown holding on the left hand a ceremonial item, probably an agricultural tool.

A large number of attendants have been found in ancient Chinese graves, indicating the need to have sufficient help in the afterlife. As in life, attendant figures are depicted standing and waiting to fulfil the desires and needs of the deceased.

Period: circa 1368–1644 AD, Ming Dynasty

Condition: very good, with bright vivid glaze and additional cold-painted detailing still remaining.

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