Ceramic: figure

One large glazed sancai ware figure in the form of a camel standing on a shallow rectangular unglazed base with five musicians mounted on its back. Dominant glaze colours are white ochre green and blue.

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Donated by Alley during a visit to New Zealand in 1964. Inexact copy of a Tang dynasty original 'Central Asian Orchestra on Camel' excavated from the tomb of Xianyu (dated 723 AD) in Dinghui, near Xian, held by the Museum of Chinese History, Beijing.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 458 x 358 x 680mm (18 1/16 x 14 1/8 x 26 3/4")
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Pottery exhibition 02/12/92
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