A superb 64 cm high male attendant carrying his masters war helmet. The figure is decorated with green and orange-yellow glazes and black, red & white pigmentation. It dates to the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD.
Exceptional quality pottery figure with precise and detailed painting and glazing. The height and the fact that it's done in realistic life-like proportions makes this figure massive and heavy. The head was made seperately as always with the largest Ming Tomb figure.
This figure is among some of the largest figures known from the Ming Dynasty, and only a small percentage of the population could have afforded such lavish equipment, during the middle to later Ming Dynasty.
Condition: Superb. Finely preserved pigment on all details.
We have tested several of this group of figures (not this) at Ralf Kotallas lab and the group dates to c. 1500 . AD. See photos of some of the reports. All Ming items comes with COA and lifetime warranty for authenticity.