Ceramic: figure

One glazed sancai ware figure of a camel standing on a shallow rectangular unglazed base. Camel bears saddle bags moulded in the form of fearsome masks. Dominant glaze colours are brown white green-ochre and blue.

Provenance details
Collected from the potters who copy T'Ang figurines in three collour ware. "The cross continents trave route, where the young men of Syria, Lebanon and Israel would from trade groups for the long journey of several years. Silk would come to Damascus, the iron to be made with silk for swords and as Pliny said 'The iron of the Seres is the best in the world'. Fortunately many T'Ang monuments have been found at King-Hsien, not far from Loyang so that exact replicas can be made.": Rewi Alley: China/Eastern Asia/Asia: Mar 1978
This facsimilie, made from original Tang Dynasty moulds, was delivered to Canterbury Museum in 1975 by Prof. Henry Field (1903-1991) of the University of Canterbury. Alley obtained it from Ministry of Culture potters at Luoyang, Henan.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 250 x 320 x 160mm (9 13/16 x 12 5/8 x 6 5/16")
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