Chinese Northern Zhou Terracotta Warrior - 557 AD

A rare Chinese terracotta figure of a warrior, dating to the Northern Zhou dynasty, circa 557 - 581 AD.

Dressed in long flowing robes, with an elaborate red breastplate and headdress, the hand pierced to hold a wooden spear. The grey terracotta painted with white, vibrant pink and red, typical of the period. 

A rare piece dating to a short-lived dynasty, following the incompetent rule of Emperor Xuan. Northern Zhou terracottas are characterised by stocky, high-fired grey earthenware with vibrant polychrome decoration and pink fleshy tones. For two similar figures from the tomb of Li Xian and his wife, Shengou village, western Guyuan, see the following link.

Chinese Northern Zhou Terracotta Warrior - 557 AD. A rare Chinese terracotta figure of a warrior, dating to the Northern Zhou dynasty, circa 557 - 581 AD. Dressed in long flowing robes, with an elaborate red breastplate and headdress, the hand pierced to hold a wooden spear. The grey terracotta painted with white, vibrant pink and red, typical of the period.  A rare piece dating to a short-lived dynasty, following the incompetent rule of Emperor Xuan. Northern Zhou terracottas are characterised by stocky, high-fired grey earthenware with vibrant polychrome decoration and pink fleshy tones. For two similar figures from the tomb of Li Xian and his wife, Shengou village, western Guyuan, see the following link.

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