2. Pair of large rare Liao dynasty guardians
59cms and 64cms.
A very rare pair of large Chinese glazed red pottery foreign bearded tomb guardians wearing full armour.Liao dynasty (907 - 1125 AD).
Oxford TL test certificate.
Provenance: From the collection of the late H.D.Salmon Esq. Acquired from an English dealer in the 1980's.
One other similar example is in the San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, USA.
Further images may be seen at www.nickpitcher.com.
Detail: close-up view #1
Detail: close-up view #2