8th century Tang dynasty
Painted tera-cotta figure
Foreigner Diplomat

26.5㎝(H) Accessory: wooden box 

 Painted terracotta figures had been made
 as burial accessories among the days
 from Han dynasty to Tang dynasty.
They are made of no glaze
and painted with colors.
Figures with green glaze and tricolor glaze
  (sansai)were made in Tang dynasty,
 however painted terracotta figures
 still had been made.
Many of foregner figures are horsekeepers 
so on, although this figure represents 
Chinese style gratitude, so it is assumed  
this figure was a Sogdian Ambassador.
Certification is written by
Noriki Shimazu the famous Asian
  antique researcher.


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