A polychrome wood head of an attendant Yuan dynasty | 元 彩繪木胎神仙頭像
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
A polychrome wood head of an attendant
the rounded face with almond-shaped eyes beneath high arched brows, all framed by long pendulous ear lobes and the hair pulled back in a high chignon, traces of white and black pigment, wood stand
Height 34 cm, 13⅜ in.
There are several vertical age cracks to the head and a circa 9cm., horizontal crack with associated minor losses running across the forehead, a circa 3cm., chip to the lower right side of the right ear (as viewed in the catalogue), general loss of pigment and minor chips and losses around the shoulders.
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