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Fine Pair of Chinese Unglazed Pottery Standing Guardian Figures

Northern Wei dynasty, AD 386-534

Description

Finely modeled and posed at attention.Though of almost identical form, their faces display remarkable individual personalities: one with a friendly, smiling expression; the other with an expression suggesting boredom, with his cheeks puffed out and neutral gaze.
Height: 14 ¼ inches ( 36 cm.)
TL tested.
Similar and related figures: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Schloss Collection, and the Anthony Solomon Collection.

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