Chinese Tang Dynasty Guardian, having dramatic features and detail, a magnificent terrecotta warrior. Known as mingqui in Chinese, these figures were of servants, soldiers (in male tombs) and attendants such as dancers and musicians, with many no doubt representing courtesans. In burials of people of high rank there may be soldiers and officials as well.
Provenance East Coast Collection
Dates From Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD)
Size H 22 1/4″ x W 8″ x D 4″