Two guardian figures, anonymous, c. 618 - c. 906

Two guardian figures, anonymous, c. 618 - c. 906

painting, h 85cm × w 38cm × d 26cm More details

These two figures once served as guardians to the entrance of the burial chamber of a Chinese tomb. Their decoration with coloured glazes was particularly costly and reveals the high status of the deceased. The bodies of these figures are virtually identical: they were probably made from the same mould. Only the heads have been individually modelled.

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