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A pair of court attendants wearing a mask
China
Tang Dynasty (VII-IX century)
Earthenware with pigment
H: 32 cm.

A pairs of officials shown wearing long robes with very wide sleeves and high hats with their hands clasped at the waist.

The officials are wearing masks or veils probably for a court ceremony; this detail makes the statues very rare.

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