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Chinese Song dynasty pottery baby boy
China
Song Dynasty
ceramic
7in., 27.5cms.

A rare Chinese painted pottery figure of a baby boy standing, wearing boots and a cap. Five Dynasties or early Northern Song, 10th century AD.
Oxford Test Certificate.

From Xian, Shaanxi province, these baby boys are said to have been ordered by women wanting sons, and presented to the temple as offerings.

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