A pair of tall hollow-moulded pottery courtly figures. Each figure is similarly decorated in a rich glazed decoration, mainly green, with sections enlivened with yellow, on a raised hexagonal base. They are standing respectively, wearing long-sleeved robes, an offering held to the front, one a dish, the other a rectangular object, possibly a chest. The heads are unglazed, having been have been separately and individually crafted, perhaps to reflect individuals in the service of the owner, loose-fitted into the recess in the neck.
Grave goods were an important status symbol in Ancient China, so the affluent and important would be accompanied in their travels through the afterlife with numerous depictions of people and items, made for the service and entertainment of the owner, so that their journey would be a happy one.
N.B.: the price is not for the couple, it is for a single statue.