The Northern and Southern Dynasties Terracotta Male Attendant Figurine

GBP 800.00

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Object Description

A finely moulded Northern and Southern Dynasties terracotta figurine, depicting a standing male attendant with clasped hands. He is presented wearing an iconic nomadic short tunic featuring turn-down collars, with both hands clasped in front his chest. His slender trousers are finely expressed by a curved outline, echoing his moulded belt that is fastened across his waist. Two fan-shaped clothing are sculpted above the sides of his legs, imitating the flaring fabrics of his attire. His facial features are clearly expressed, including arched eyebrows, elongated eyes, and a sensual lips with some original red pigment. The attendant wears a typical Northern and Southern Dynasties coiffure, with hair dividing into halves, each neatly tied up into a swirling low bun. The reverse is flat and unworked.

The figurine is mounted on a customised stand.

Date: Circa 420 to 589 AD

Object Condition

Fine condition, with signs of ageing and slight earthy encrustation remains visible to the surface

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:32.7 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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