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Lot 59: A large Tang-style painted grey pottery figure of a Bactrian camel
25 October 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A large Tang-style painted grey pottery figure of a Bactrian camel
striding forward, its head raised with mouth wide open in braying attitude exposing its teeth and tongue, the powerful body modelled with simulated tufted fur on the upper forelegs, neck, humps and head, carrying on its back a removable cloth slung between the two humps and braced by two planks of wood slats supporting a basket tied to curved poles on either side, each carrying a dog peering over the basket rim, traces of red and black pigments overall
79 cm high
This lot is accompanied by a thermoluminescence authentication report from the University of Wollongong, consistent with the Tang dynasty period, Test No. W4928 and W4929.