Chinese, Tang Dynasty. Night Watchman tomb figure - For Sale
Chinese, Tang Dynasty. Night Watchman tomb figure
An unusual Tang Dynasty, (618-906 CE) low fired, terra cotta tomb figure in the form of a Night Watchman, The figure wears the traditional winter garments of the northern provinces, with heavy hat and cloak and a watch lantern suspended around his neck. Mold cast with no effort to conceal the casting marks. Only traces of the original slip and pigment paint remain. Note old chip at rear on lower hem of the cape. H:12"