616 Ming Dynasty - Pair Mingqi - 14th to 17th Century

A Pair of Chinese Ming Dynasty figurines made of terracotta and glazed in green and splash of yellow. These figurines of musicians were made as burial objects to be placed in the tomb, often as a larger group forming a procession for the deceased, circa Ming Dynasty (14th-17th century), tomb figures like these were very popular among the people with means, and a wide range of daily objects were found to accompany the deceased into their afterlife. Each of these musicians was molded in a similar form following a near standard formula of this period. Their attires are glazed mostly in green with yellow and their hat and boots are painted. The facial features were most likely painted at a later time.

Height 9" (23cm)  Pair €750