Early Chinese Ceramics   

  

 

A painted sculpture of a court lady with traces of red, brown and black pigments; thermoluminescence tested by Oxford University; Gray pottery; Han dynasty (200 BC to 200 AD); China.

 

 
 

A painted boar standing foursquare; Buff pottery; Han dynasty (200 BC to 200 AD); China. 15.5 inches (39.4 cm) long.

 

 

A rare grey pottery seated earth spirit on the rectangular base; traces of red pigment to the gums and tongue; Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); early 6th centuy; China. 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) high.

 

 

Sancai pottery of an equestrian; Tang dynasty; China.

 

Last updated 06/09/2003  Zhou Yi