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SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

TWO LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF LOKAPALA
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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742

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

TWO LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF LOKAPALA
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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TWO LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF LOKAPALA
TANG DYNASTY 
each formidable guardian figure modeled standing atop a recumbent bull, in a menacing stance with the right arm raised, the other set at the waist, both fists clenched, wearing elaborate military attire, the powerful shoulders enhanced by makara-form epaulets, the armored breast plate bound with cords and sashes, the fringed apron tunic worn over a long skirt billowing out at the sides above the greaves and boots, the head vigorously modeled with bulbous eyes protruding from beneath furrowed brows, bearing a fierce expression and framed by a tall phoenix-headed helmet, traces of black-painted floral motif on the tunic and white, red and black pigments overall (2)
Height of taller 40 1/2  in., 102.9 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Potter Palmer, Jr. (1875-1943).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago in 1941 (acc. nos 1941.1015 and 1941.1017).

Important Chinese Art

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New York