A pair of light-grey pottery figures of lokapalas

唐早期    灰陶天王俑一對

The figures are well modelled, of an unusually sturdy appearance, wearing leather armour and rope bindings, standing with the legs planted apart on a shaped base. The epaulets are fashioned in the shape of fierce animal masks, from which the arms emerge, one raised and one placed on the hip. One figure has the mouth open, as if shouting, while the other has the mouth set in a determined expression. The pottery is light grey in colour. 

Dimensions: Height: 70 cm. 27 ½ inches

Date: Early Tang dynasty (618-906), 7th Century

Stock No. 624

Price: On Request