CHINESE TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA DANCING LADY - TL TESTED
Ca. 618-907 AD. A delicate female dancer wearing a long flowing gown with draped, flared sleeves. The long dress uncovers her up-turned shoes. Her right arm is up in the air, indicating motion. The dancer herself is carefully modelled, with her hair done up, red pursed lips, delicate brows, and smiling eyes. This piece has been precisely dated by means of a Thermo Luminescence analysis carried out by Ralf Kotalla, an independent German Laboratory. The samples collected date the piece to the period reflected in its style, whilst also showing no modern trace elements. The TL certificate with its full report will accompany this lot." Size: L:320mm / W:135mm ; 1.14kg Provenance: East Anglian private collection; formerly acquired in the early 1990s in Hong Kong.