A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a seated court lady, Tang dynasty | 唐 三彩仕女坐俑
A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a seated court lady
seated on a waisted dappled rockwork stool on a rectangular base, dressed in a long gown with a low neckline, cap sleeves, fitted bodice, and voluminous folds covering the body and legs, the pointed toes of the shoes emerging from beneath the hemline, a shawl draped over the shoulders and falling across the front of the torso, the end of the shawl grasped in the left hand resting on the knee, the right hand lifted in front of the chest and holding a stylized flowering stem, the oval face looking directly ahead and framed by long hair tied into an elaborate topknot, applied allover with vibrant green, amber, and cream-colored glazes save for the décolleté, face, and hair
Height 13¾ in., 35 cm
The head and topknot have been reattached. Scattered patches of infilled losses, overpaint, and clear overspray. Lower half of the piece is covered with overspray. An approx. 0.4 cm long chip at the scepter. Overall with minute scattered nicks.
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Acquired prior to 2000.