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Fine Tang Dynasty Large Painted Court  Lady

Full frontal view of large court lady "Fat lady", elegant figure standing erect with clasped hands fully covered by loose sleeves.  Finely modeled features.   Plump cheeks with traces of white slip and pink pigment.  Voluminous robe, elegantly draped decorated with fine detailed flowers and petals, representing sumptuous silk designs, falls with thick folds and sweeps the ground barely revealing only the top of her shoes.  Hairpiece elegantly resembling  a bird in flight.  Original pigments and excellent patina.   Tang Dynasty (AD618-907).  H. 19.7 in (50cm).  Oxford T.L. tested 

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