Western Han Terracotta Funerary Painted Tile with a Phoenix in Relief


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Object Description

A finely moulded Western Han terracotta funerary painted tile in a triangular shape, presenting a winged-phoenix soaring against a painted background. The phoenix is naturalistically sculpted in relief, with its wings fully stretched while turning its head to face the rear. Its facial features and feathers are meticulously rendered in detailed incisions. Reddish-orange pigments remain visible to the surface.

Date: Circa 202 BC-AD 9
Period: The Western Han Dynasty

Object History

From the collection of a West Country gentleman, formed in 1970s.

Object Condition

Good condition, with original pigments visible to the surface. Uneven edges with some abrasions to the reverse.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:51 x H:26 centimeters

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By appointment only.

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+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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