Sui Glazed Polychrome Sculpture of an Attendant - H.930 - For Sale

Sui Glazed Polychrome Sculpture of an Attendant - H.930
Price: $6000.00
Despite its brief duration, lasting for the rule of only two emperors, the Sui Dynasty paved the way for the golden age attained during the T’ang Dynasty. Perhaps their most significant program was the construction of the Great Canal, a project that facilitated the movement of people and goods across great distances, leading to the reunification of China. However, the cost of the Canal bankrupted the empire and ultimately led to its dissolution. The rulers of the T’ang would capitalize on the infrastructure improvements of the Sui and establish one of the greatest empires in the history of China, following the footsteps of the Sui.Secular sculpture of the Sui dynasty is represented by tomb figurines that are slim and unadorned, characterized by a yellowish crème glazed that would be elaborated upon in the Sancai-glazed ware of the T’ang Dynasty. These figurines, still bearing earthen residue, exemplify Sui tastes, as they were made specifically to accompany their lord in the afterlife. This stunning sculpture of an attendant is a gorgeous example of Sui Dynasty sculpture. He has been covered in a bright yellow glaze, while his eyes, shoes, and a sash tied around his waist have been highlighted in painted black pigment. Red highlights also decorate details of his robe. A hole in between his hands suggests that he once held a staff or spear that has long since deteriorated over the centuries. The beauty of this sculpture inspires us as we transport back in time to another era, over a thousand years ago, where this attendant awaited our command. - (H.930)

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