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Fine Tang Dynasty "Sancai" Court Officer

Frontal view of Tang court officer.  Very fine, tall, erect figure standing on a rockwork base.  Elegantly dressed on a sancai glazed tunic worn over a long straw glazed skirt.  Head turned slightly to the side with bulging eyes and opened mouth.  High hat in the shaped of a miter molded with seven mountains peaks flanked by wings.  Right hand clasped as holding a scroll and left hand concealed under garment.  Tang Dynasty (AD618-907).  H. 36 in (91.4 cm).  Oxford T.L. tested.

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