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  • Painted Earthenware Figure

    Six Dynasties art from the Norman A. Kurland collection part two

    1 November - 24 November, 2018

    Click here to view Giuseppe Eskenazi discussing the collection

    From 1 to 24 November 2018, Eskenazi Limited will show the second part of the collection of Norman A. Kurland, a renowned American film and television agent who over a period of four decades has assembled the most important private collection of art and sculpture from the Six Dynasties period (220 to 581 AD). The exhibition follows the success of Part one which was held in November 2017 and which attracted great attention with works now residing in museum and private collections. Part two will feature thirty-eight works including two highly important early Buddhist sculptures alongside rare and exceptional examples of earthenware, metalwork and textiles.

    Painted Earthenware Figure

    Northern Wei period, early 6th century 

    Representing a military official, this figure wears front and back armour plates, attached by straps over the shoulders (liangdang armour), over formal clothing – a long-sleeved jacket and baggy trousers bound at the knees. The small, flattened hat fastened with a bow set in the centre (pingshangze) was widely used by men in the sixth century in China.

    Height: 61.0cm