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ALMIGHTY TERRACOTA LOKAPALA                               高大威猛全能天王

Tall menacing-looking terracotta Lokapala standing confidently with left hand on hips and right hand raised to hold a weapon. Detail-sketched eyes and facial hair to create a ‘fierce’ look scaring away evil spirits and protecting the deceased in the after life, like the warrior he is.  Hair uniformly tied in hairbun with decorated cap, wearing a detail-sketched double-breasted armour seamlessly hugging the slim waist of the aesthetically pleasing warrior.

A similar Tang imposing Terracota Lokapala Warrior is selling for over  $90,000 USD at 1stdibs.com (refer to last photo).

Dimensions:  High (118cm), Wide (43cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

  TALL & SERIOUS DIGNITARY 高大威嚴文官

Standing upright with fierce expression finely sketched with eye-popping ‘deadly stare’, big pursed lips, and detailed facial hair, hands clasped with a tablet of rank, wearing a giant bird-decorated court cap, bright red tunic under a curly-themed breastplate & sleeves with black upturned-toe square shoes.

Dimensions:  High (116cm), Wide (22cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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 MASSIVE ‘GENTLEMEN’ DIGNITARY

Standing upright with unglazed square-face with stern expression tilted to the left and court cap, hands clasped on front of chest to receive a tablet of rank, wearing a green-glazed tunic with exceptionally long sleeves under a breastplate splashed with green-brown-green spots and upturned-toe square shoes.

Dimensions:  High (95cm), Wide (23cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Day view
Day view

PAIR OF ‘MENACING’ WARRIORS 威猛勇士

Pair of ‘Fierce-looking’ warrior with angular unibrow, pointed nose, thin facial hair, and bright red plunged lips, wearing a red-green-black slim-waist double-breasted armour with animal-themed epaulettes and floral-patterned single-pointed panel helmet with hanging cover to protect ears and neck.

Dimensions:  High (72cm), Wide (23cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

‘BIG NOSE’ LOKAPALA 大鼻勇士

Warrior in stern expression with big nose, thick brows, thin waist in a double-breasted armour tapered to slim waist with dragon shoulder epaulets and above-the-knee tunics,  Uniformed hairbun, right hand raised to hold a now-missing weapon,  traces of subtle paintings on the significant-aged pottery.

Dimensions:  High (59cm), Wide (25cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 

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BONE GLAZED LOYAL WARRIORS

Standing bone-glazed warrior in expressive countenance  wearing close fitting dotted armour with over a long tunic and a studded, tight fitting cap. Traces of green paint visible after thousand of years underground.

Dimensions:  High (36cm), Wide (8.5cm)

Background: Sui Dynasty, 581-618 AD

THE WARRIOR OF THE DEAD

A heavily-armored painted terracotta warrior with fierce eye-popping expression to guard the deceased for eternity in the afterlife. Traces of red-green-black sketches across body and detachable head with squared jaw, thick brows, and wide nose & mouth, left hand resting atop of leaping beast shield, right arm held at the waist to hold a already perished wooden lance or spear over the thousand of years.  

Dimensions:  High (145cm), Wide (46cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

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STANDING STERN OFFICIAL

Standing official in stern expression, traces of red-green-black painted body hidden by overlying dust, clasped hands under dangling robes, double-straped chest plate with long robes and loose trousers.

Dimensions:  High (115cm), Wide (31cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

‘SQUARE-FACED’ STANDING CIVIL OFFICIAL

Painted standing civil official with double-straped plated armour and arms crossed hidden under dangling gown, square-faced detachable head with expression, upward-turned square shoes.

Dimensions:  High (142cm), Wide (30cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

‘TABLET OF RANK’ STANDING COURT OFFICIAL

Standing civil official with stern expression, both hands holding something on chest, wearing double-strapped chest plate with stand up collar tunic and upward wide-toed shoes, traces of red-green paintings covered by thousand years of dust.

Dimensions:  High (120cm), Wide (30cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

‘SHARP-NOSED’ STANDING COURT OFFICIAL

Standing civil official with stern expression, sharp nose and detachable head, hands clasped in front of chest hidden under dangling loose sleeves, wearing a low-collared robe under a double-strapped breastplate with traces of red-green-black pigments across body covered by thousand year old dust.

Dimensions:  High (115cm), Wide (30cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

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THE MENACING LOKAPALA

Painted Lokapala with fierce expression in ‘victory’ pose, right arm extended with powerful stiff  palms, left hand clenched to accommodate pose, raised leg on top of struggling enemy on thick unglazed base ,  detailed red-green-gold armour, large flared brim helmet and exaggerated pointed horn on top of helmet, long cape swiftly aligned with body, curled horn above right shoulders.

Dimensions:  High (81cm), Wide (28cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Lokapala A
Lokapala A

Lokapala A
Lokapala A

Lokapala B
Lokapala B

Lokapala A
Lokapala A

PAIR OF FLAME-THEMED LOKAPALAS  火焰天王

Pair of big-waisted Lokapalas with full face covered in facial hair and stern expression, in decorated blue-green-red-gold double-plated armour with dragon epaulets, above the knee tunic and flaming helmet, in manly confident pose stepping atop of a fallen enemy, left hand raised to hold a now-missing weapon.

Dimensions:  High (61cm, 53cm), Wide (24cm, 21cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

PAIR OF PHOENIX-THEMED LOKAPALAS  鳳凰天王

Pair of big-waisted & slim-legged Lokapala with fierce expression, in decorated double-plated armour and spiked animal epaulets, draped tunic and flying bird helmet, confidently stepping atop of a fallen enemy and ox, respectively. Left hand raised to hold a now-missing weapon, right hand 2-fingers extended out.

Dimensions:  High (53cm, 64cm), Wide (29cm, 26cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

Guardian A close-up
Guardian A close-up

Guardian A day view
Guardian A day view

Guardian B night view
Guardian B night view

Guardian A close-up
Guardian A close-up

PAIR OF ‘FIT’ GUARDIANS

Tall-slim waist Guardians with eye-popping fierce expression, mouth open in warning  right hand clenched to hold a weapon, left palm extended in ‘stop’ sign, double-breasted high-collared tapered armour with dragon epaulettes, upright brim cap with traces red, black, green, and gold pigments all over body.

Dimensions:  High (66cm), Wide (33cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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Whole

Back
Back

Base (stepping on ox)
Base (stepping on ox)

Whole
Whole

FEROCIOUS SANCAI GLAZED LOKAPALA

Standing guardian on a recumbent ox  with right knee raised on animal head, right arm raised to hold a weapon, left hand resting on hips; unglazed face exceptionally crafted with ferocious expression, moustache, and hair uniformly tied in a topknot. All beautifully glazed in tones of amber, green, and cream. Wearing a decorated double-breast armour with beast mask epaulettes.

Dimensions:  High (45cm), Wide (21cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

THE ‘SHARPSHOOTING’ BOWMAN  神槍手箭手

The bowman glazed in sancai green and brown confidently steps on top of a resting ox on top of a rock base with his left hand fully extended to hold a now-missing bow while his right hand raised and fingers flexed to hold the ‘lethal’ arrow of death towards his enemies. Face and hands unglazed with a ‘death stare’ that is enough to scare away his enemies. Elaborate snug-fitting decorated armour.

Dimensions:  High (74cm), Wide (44cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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Ranger A

Ranger A
Ranger A

Ranger A
Ranger A

Ranger A
Ranger A

PAIR OF ‘SHARPSHOOTING’ RANGERS

Slender painted rangers with slim waist, small nose & mouth, wearing hooded cap and thick-collared tapered long robes, carrying arrows in backpack, thick short legs, traces of red under collar and waist.  

Dimensions:  High (59cm, 56cm), Wide (19cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

PAIR OF ELEGANT COURT LADIES  優雅宮女

Pair of slender-figured green-brown glazed Court Lady both wearing a high waist robe with wrap-around scarf, long waist-tied string, and ‘triple cloud’ slippers. One with hair tied in two mini buns, the other with smiling expression and on high chignon.

Dimensions:  High (29cm, 32cm), Wide (7.5cm, 8cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Attendant C
Attendant C

SET OF SLIM HAN 'SHENYI' ATTENDANTS

Set of slender figure attendants standing with the hands clasped in front within the sleeves of the long draped shenyi (multilayered robes that covered the whole body commonly worn by 'high-ranking' officials and commoners), with traces of red-orange and black paint throughout body.

Dimensions:  High (42 cm to 49 cm), Wide (8cm to 14cm at base)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC - 220 AD

VARIOUS CHEERFUL SEATED MUSICIAN

Joyful seated musician depicting a pair of cheerful eyes, and a large open smile, both hands playing the guzheng instrument on top of his crossed legs, wearing a gracefully draped v-collar robe.

Dimensions:  High (37cm), Wide (30cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC- 220 AD

LITTLE ENTERTAINER

Miniature unglazed singer with both hands raised in praising, portray double bun hairstyle, large lower body and wide skirt. Signs of aged peeling pigments of brown clay pottery. 

Dimensions:  High (18cm), Wide (13cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC- 220 AD

MINATARE FOREIGN GROOM

Standing foreign groom with unglazed full-round face wearing a beanie, open-collared brown robe with thick wide lapels and tied waist belt. Right arm raised to hold a now-missing rope attached to a animal.

Dimensions:  High (33cm), Wide (11cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

‘BOWL-CUT’ GROOMS - GLAZED & UNGLAZED

A round-faced groom with a bowl-cut hairstyle and raised fist to hold a now-missing rope attached to an animal and wearing an open-collar robe with wide lapels and tied waist belt.

Dimensions:  High (33cm), Wide (11cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Groom B
Groom B

PAIR OF ‘HANDS HIGH’ SERVANTS

Pair of painted servants both wearing high-collared robes and mini cap with raised left hand and dangling sleeves, right hand beside waist to hold a now-missing rope, traces of black & red paintings throughout covered by thousand year old dusts.

Dimensions:  High (24cm), Wide (7cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Full lineup
Full lineup

Groom A
Groom A

Groom B
Groom B

Full lineup
Full lineup

BABY RED HORSE AND MATCHING CHUBBY GROOMS

Painted mini red horse with a pair of ‘chubby’ grooms in matching outfits. Detailed horse with thick neck, large toes, droopy eyes, sketched mane, and heavily strapped from head-to-toe carrying a detailed saddle with stirrups.

Dimensions:  High (26cm, 26cm, 26cm), Wide (28cm, 12cm, 12cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

ARMY OF EQUESTRIANS (SET OF 6)

Painted green & cream Equestrians with unglazed face and bullet-shaped caps, matching cream tunic and dark green trimmings & sleeves, hands raised to hold the reins, unglazed horse with thick curled tail surrounded by green harnesses and dark brown horseback with drums attached beside horse.

Dimensions:  High (38cm), Wide (30cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

‘POINTED EAR’ HORSE WITH PROUD HORSEMAN

Brown glazed horse with unglazed feet and pointed alert ears carrying a detachable horse rider with raised right arm ‘victory pose’ .

Dimensions:  High (33cm), Wide (25cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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Equestrian A

Back
Back

GLAZED EQUESTRIANS

A few olive & brown glazed equestrians wearing rounded cap and decorated tail cap with benign expression sitting on horse with left hand raised to hold a rope and right hand resting beside waist to secure position.  Horse in downward-facing ‘loyal & submissive’ position with textured saddle, long thick mane and short thick tail.

Dimensions:  High (33cm to 43cm), Wide (25cm to 28cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

ONE OF THE MANY ‘LOST’ TERRACOTTA HORSES (TOTAL: 12+)

Large one-piece horse with upright pose in alert position with pointed ears, raised tail, and high mane; mouth open showing a set of aligned teeth, slender legs, button-shaped decorations across face.

Dimensions:  High (108cm), Wide (112cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

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Close up side

MUSCULAR BROWN GLAZED HORSE

Brown glazed neighing horse with open mouth, flared nostril and mini pointed ears. Short uniform mane running along the neck. ‘Alert curled-up tail beautifully detailed,  muscular body covered in smooth brown color and cream-glazed accent covering part of face, tail, and feet.

Dimensions:  High (71cm), Wide (75cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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‘BIG BIG’ HORSE ‘什麽都大’ 馬

Giant-sized standing horse with mouth open and flared nostrils depicting a realistic neigh, long forwarding pointing alert ears, slim legs supporting thick muscular upper body, wraparound buckled horse back, traces of black sketches throughout  body covered by thousand years old dusts.

Dimensions:  High (104cm), Wide (114cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

ELEGANT PRANCING HORSE

Muscular horse  with strong aesthetic features posed in a powerful sturdy posture  with upright neck, slightly lifted front right leg, detachable raised tail tied with a knot and mini horseback, and beautiful uniformed mane, decorated harness across body.

Dimensions:  High (98cm), Wide (110cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

ROYAL PRANCING WHITE HORSE

Prancing white horse with front leg slightly raised towards the side, beautifully textured mane casually draped over neck, decorated saddle with diamond-shaped decoration on strap wrapped around neck and rear. Sketched eyes and nose to add ‘life’ and ‘spirit’ to the horse.

Dimensions:  High (54cm), Wide (50cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

KNEELING LIVELY PAINTED HORSE

Downward facing horse with left front leg bent and whole body tilted to the side, red-green-black sketches across body, double-layered cover and horseback, short upward curling tail, decorated harness with gold emblems at the side and rear.

Dimensions:  High (57cm), Wide (70cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

OLIVE GLAZED LOYAL HORSE

Olive green glazed loyal horse with downward facing head & tail carrying a submissive aura, detailed harness with decorated rings around collar & bust, large horseback with leg rest.

Dimensions:  High (39cm), Wide (39cm)

Background: Sui Dynasty, 589-618 AD

MINI ‘BUMPY’ HORSE

Miniature horse standing in downward-facing position with mini tail and a series of mini raised button-shaped bumps covering entire body, large collar over neck and covered in thousand year old dusts.

Dimensions:  High (15.5cm), Wide (23.5cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

MASSIVE BACTRIAN SANCAI GLAZED CAMEL

Cream glazed camel with brown hair and green accents across body, humps pointed at opposite direction, raised curled tail, long slender legs supporting muscular body, upward neck with open alert mouth exposing uniform pair of teeth.

Dimensions:  High (82cm), Wide (60cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Monster Mask Pouch
Monster Mask Pouch

Noticeable print on back thighs
Noticeable print on back thighs

‘BIRTH MARK’ BACTRIAN CAMEL  胎記駱駝

Powerfully postured unglazed camel with neck bent upward, lively sketched eyes, mouth open in a warning ‘roar’ exposing perfectly aligned teeth, heavily equipped with oversized monster-faced pouch and projecting wooden pack boards on both sides, large print on the side of rear thighs and huge square-toes.

Dimensions:  High (61cm), Wide (54cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

Warning 'roar'
Warning 'roar'

Monster mask body pouch
Monster mask body pouch

‘MONSTER MASK’ BACTRIAN CAMEL  胎記駱駝

Powerfully postured unglazed camel with mouth open in a warning ‘roar ’ exposing sharp fangs and curled tongue, lively sketched eyes, heavily equipped with oversized bulging monster-mask pouch on both sides, draped neck fur and long downward pointed tail.

Dimensions:  High (64cm), Wide (50cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

‘ALL WHITE’ CAMEL WITH EQUESTRIAN

Single-colored smooth white camel glazed in white paint with rounded back carrying a equestrian seated on top of large clothes covering upper body. Equestrian has one arm down to hold a now-missing rope attached to the camel’s neck for guidance and other arm raised in front of chest to hold an item.

Dimensions:  High (35cm), Wide (45cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

MINI ‘FLAT NOSE’ CAMEL

Mini kneeling camel with raised head and long snub-nose with long tail curled to the side. Painted in red-black accents over body heavily equipped with oversized camel-back and pouch with long boards. Large collar on neck.

Dimensions:  High (16cm), Wide (24cm)

Background: Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

THE ULTIMATE BEAST 鎮墓獸  ‘大哥大’

Giant unglazed kneeling Earth Spirit 'Zhonmousou' with large wings, and spiked horns above head, across back, and chest, long exaggerated flamed projections above head, menacing expression with muscular face, mouth open exposing set of sharp fangs and extended tongue, traces of green-red pigments across body.


Dimensions:  High (136cm), Front to Back (58cm), Wing to Wing (54cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

CHUBBY BABY DEMON

Unique ‘chubby’ miniature baby demon carrying a ‘menacing’ aura with large thick lips, nose, and brows. Bare chest with muscular pecs, shockingly large belly seated confidently in a cross-legged position.

Dimensions:  High (14cm), Wide (10cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

GREEN GLAZED BARKING DOG

Light green-glazed barking dog with head raised and mouth open exposing sharp teeth, forward-pointed ears, alert curled tail, short legs, wearing a cowrie shell-decorated collar & harness.

Dimensions:  High (34cm), Wide (33cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

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CHUBBY HAN DOG

Miniature dog with thick chubby appearances from head-to-toe.  Unglazed body with raised curled tail, and wearing a collar. Mini pointed ears with large non visible eyes.

Dimensions:  High (29cm), Wide (33cm)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

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Upper section

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Close up

GIANT GREEN-GLAZED WATCH TOWER

3-storey detachable 'towering high' watchtower with decorated windows, doors, balcony, and inhabitants overlooking on each floor. Glazed in dark green throughout covered in thousand years old dusts. The entire tower is supported by a square base. Architectural models from houses to farms were commonly found in burials to provide for the afterlife of high-level officials.

Dimensions:  High (175cm), Wide (40cm building, 50cm base)

Background: Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

HAN GLAZED POTTERY FURNITURES

An assortment of miniature furniture models ranging from bed, chairs, to treasure box that were buried with the deceased to accompany them eternally in their afterlife.

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