Chinese Painted Terracotta Statue of a Court Lady
mid 8th Century AD
Chinese, Tang Dynasty
56 cm H
Description The extreme elegance and beauty of the Tang court lady is well illustrated by this exquisite and rare model. Her gestures are delicate and exceptionally graceful as they play off of the masses of her drapery and full hair. She rises from her base as a solid and sturdy volume, yet the position of her arms and the slight sway of her body indicate that her pose is only momentary. Our court lady exemplified the highest notions of female beauty at the time of her creation. Her artist has given her the specific traits that were so prized and admired. He has also created an enduring work of art with great aesthetic appeal.
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