Pair of Mingqi Celestial Attendants

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$1,980 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 6.25" D: 4.0" H: 15.75"
Materials
Ceramic
Collection #
CBMH011
Estimated Shipping
$150

This remarkable pair of attendant figures came to us from a Chicago-area collector devoted to mingqi. Depicting the pleasures of daily life, these ceramic figures were offerings to ensure special treatment in the afterlife. Coated with green, amber, and cream-colored glazes, these ceramic figures were ornamented in the sancai, or three-color, manner, dating them as early as the Tang dynasty (618–907). Oxidation of the pigments over the centuries has lent a unique effect to the once-vibrant glazes, creating contrast between a matte texture and glossy highlights.

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