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Lot 39

Chinese Terracotta Architectural Model, Tang Dynasty

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A Chinese terracotta model of an architectural entryway, believed to be from the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907), constructed of clay slabs with green glaze decoration. Likely a burial ornament modeled after the deceased's home, entombed with the dead as comfort in the afterlife.

Measures 16 3/4" x 12" x 9 3/4".


Heavily aged appearance due to age, including some hairlines and staining. There is a repaired break on the overhanging eaves. Minor losses including at the top of one side of the doorway. There is a baggy with a few of the small broken pieces included with the lot.