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Pair of Painted Pottery Attendant Figures

Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-581 AD, China

Height: 34cm

A pair of dark grey pottery attendant figures mounted on dark wooden stands.  Each figure has a molded body with flat back and flowing robes with hands clasped at belly.  The outer robes and hats are colored with cinnabar red (now partially flaked and touched up) and other areas with partial white paint.  Old repairs to cracks in the bodies.


Sotheby's London, 15th June 1964, lot 68. 

Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). 

Wou Lien-Pai Museum, from 1968-2022 

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