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Tri-colorglazed pottery reclining cow

Tang Dynasty

Length 36cm, width16.6cm, height 19.5cm
Unearthed from TangDynasty tomb at Yejiabu, Qin`an County, Gansu Province
Preserved in GansuProvincial Museum
This tri-color glazedpottery reclining cow, with pottery roughcastornamented by brown glaze, reclining posture, up-lifting head widely- opened eyes looking forward, slantedly-standingeyes, short and thick neck, broad chest, left front leg stretching outward,right front leg curled up and tail bent under the left crotch, presents a calmand serene manner.
Thiscultural relics was unearthed from a Tang Dynasty tombs complex in Qin`an, GansuProvince in September 1965 together with other 180 objects of which most are tri-color-glazedpottery figurines. This group of three-color-glazed pottery wares in shape ofhuman and animal image were made in realistic style looking spectacular,vigorous and gracefulin pure colored glaze, its harmonious unity of form and spirit shows the qualityoftri-color-glazed pottery ware of the High-TangPeriod.This tri-colorglazed pottery reclining cow is a boutique oftri-color-glazed pottery work due to its muscular, strong andhealthy, vivid and life like image.

 

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