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Tang Dynasty Court Lady

Pottery figure of a court lady beautifully sculpted with a full face and plump body wearing a full loose-fitting gown by the waist falling down to the ground revealing only the tips of the intricate upturned flower shoes worn in an interior setting.   Unusually exposing her hands positioned as holding a missing bird.  Painted/unglazed.  Tang Dynasty (AD618 - 907).  H. 13.5 in (34.3 cm)  Oxford T.L. tested


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