Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel Tang camel.. Product #: AS-3785 Regular price: $195.00 $195.00 In Stock
 Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel

Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel

Product Code: AS-3785

£195.00

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A choice from two scarce Tang Dynasty two-humped Bactrian camels in a pale orange terracotta with light brown slip. Each is a hollow-moulded figure depicted standing on all four legs, on an openwork base, with his neck arched in a typical stance. 

Item A- height 14.7 cms.
Item B- height 13 cms.

Such an item would have been placed within the deceased’s tomb, either to be utilised in the afterlife or perhaps in acknowledgement where the owner was a trader who had made his wealth on the Silk Road where camels were commonly used in order to carry goods through the high...

A choice from two scarce Tang Dynasty two-humped Bactrian camels in a pale orange terracotta with light brown slip. Each is a hollow-moulded figure depicted standing on all four legs, on an openwork base, with his neck arched in a typical stance. 

Item A- height 14.7 cms.
Item B- height 13 cms.

Such an item would have been placed within the deceased’s tomb, either to be utilised in the afterlife or perhaps in acknowledgement where the owner was a trader who had made his wealth on the Silk Road where camels were commonly used in order to carry goods through the high mountains, cold steppes and inhospitable deserts. 

Very fine condition generally; a few patches of slip now eroded, exposing the lighter clay below and other minor imperfections; with light earthy deposits. 

Tang Dynasty China: Circa 7th-8th century AD. 

NB. Price is for each figure (you are welcome to make a choice in the ordering process). 

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