During China’s Han dynasty period, funerary figures buried alongside tombs were believed to be necessary for a safe journey to the afterlife. The imperial Han court honored deceased military officials by giving them an elaborative funeral cortege along with these sculptures. The upcoming Art Of Asia- From Antiquity To Present Day Auction, offered by Pax Romana Auctions, highlights a terracotta horse and rider sculpture from the Han dynasty. This particular figure was likely placed in a tomb.
Other available lots include a carved hardwood sculpture of Guanyin, the Chinese Buddhist deity of infinite compassion and mercy. Many Chinese temples depict Guanyin as a man dressed in a flowing robe, seated on a lotus blossom. Also available in the sale is a polychrome painted vessel from the Indus Valley Civilization of India. The civilization was particularly known for its handmade ceramics with distinctive patterns. This ancient pottery tradition can be traced back to the early Mesolithic age. Over 300 lots dating between the third millennium BCE and the 20th century CE will be on offer. View the complete catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (23), Vases & Vessels (23), Asian Works of Art (288), Ceramics and Pottery (100), Paintings and Drawings (10), Sculptures & Carvings (144)
# of Lots:311
Price Range:$63 - $10,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Large Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta Horse - Tl Tested|| Estimate: |
|Large Chinese Han Dynasty Horse And Rider - Tl Tested|| Estimate: |
|Rare Gandhara Terracotta Goddess With Flute - Tl Tested|| Estimate: |
|A Gilt Bronze Green Tara, China|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Tang Dynasty Horse Figure - Tl Tested|| Estimate: |