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Standing Green Glazed Pottery Attendant Figure

Standing Green Glazed Pottery Attendant Figure

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This standing attendant male figure is dressed in a front-closing green robe, cinched at the waist with a sash tied in a knot. Atop his head sits a red hat. He adopts a formal pose on a hexagonal stand, his right hand crossing his chest. The green glaze has changed in burial, with parts turning iridescent. The face is covered in a white slip, while the wide-brimmed hat is painted red. The head was crafted separately from the body.

Period: Ming Dynasty 
Medium: Green-glazed Pottery
Type: Figure
Size : 8cm(Diameter) , 27cm(Height) / 6cm(Diameter) , 23cm(Height)
Provenance : Acquired in early 2000s from Hongkong


* Ming Dynasty Green-glazed pottery figure
Ming Dynasty green-glazed pottery figures are renowned for their vibrant green glaze, achieved by adding copper oxide to the clay, which develops its color when fired at high temperatures. These figures, often depicting humans, animals, and mythical beings, were used in tombs as offerings, in temples, or as decorations in affluent homes. Characterized by intricate designs and a glossy finish, they hold significant cultural and religious importance, symbolizing protection and companionship in the afterlife. These pieces are highly valued for their artistic merit and historical significance in the realm of Chinese ceramics.

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