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Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
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Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels

  • This pair of earthenware camels was created during the illustrious Tang Dynasty of China
  • Known as mingqi, the sculptures would have been buried with the deceased
  • The stoic camels each take a bold striding stance, forming a perfect pair
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$64,500
Item No. 31-7233

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Highly rare and beautifully stylized, this pair of Tang dynasty camels is crafted from warmly pigmented earthenware. A form of funerary sculpture known as mingqi, earthenware sculptures such as these camels were produced during the Tang dynasty's cultural and artistic "golden age." The powerful Tang dynasty reigned for nearly 300 years between the 7th and 10th centuries CE. Elegantly rendered, the camels' striding forms illustrate the advancing aesthetics of Chinese art during the Tang dynasty.. . .
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Highly rare and beautifully stylized, this pair of Tang dynasty camels is crafted from warmly pigmented earthenware. A form of funerary sculpture known as mingqi, earthenware sculptures such as these camels were produced during the Tang dynasty's cultural and artistic "golden age." The powerful Tang dynasty reigned for nearly 300 years between the 7th and 10th centuries CE. Elegantly rendered, the camels' striding forms illustrate the advancing aesthetics of Chinese art during the Tang dynasty.

Tang Dynasty mingqi reflects a harmonious blend of Han Chinese traditions and external cultural influences arriving to China through the Silk Road. More than a facilitator of global commercial transactions, the Silk Road served as a network for cultural exchange between East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and beyond. Along its routes, travelers and merchants from disparate cultures encountered one another, fostering the exchange of ideas, philosophies, art forms and scientific knowledge. Mingqi sculptures such as these, which highlight the very animal that facilitated this extensive travel and trade, were intended to accompany and serve the deceased in the afterlife. They frequently depict guardian figures and the pack animals that were essential in the ever-expanding world.

Circa 7th-10th century CE

26" high by 21" wide by 9" deep
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Tang Dynasty Pair of Striding Camels
Origin: China
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Depth: 9.0
Width: 21.0
Height: 26.0
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