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Two Large green glazed figures, Ming Period (1368-1644)

Two Large green glazed figures, Ming Period (1368-1644)

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Statues of Chinese dignitaries crafted from terracotta, featuring glazes in green and ocher, are set on rectangular bases. The wide-sleeved robes and craftsmanship, along with the cylindrical flat hats with detachable head, indicate their Chinese origin, specifically from the Ming Era.


Period: Ming Dynasty 
Medium: Green-glazed Pottery
Type: Figure
Size :  12cm(Diameter) x 40cm(Height)
Condition : Good(Minor chips on surface)
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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