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LOT 2280

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GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,110 - 2,820
USD ($) 2,350 - 3,130

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£1,800 (EUR 2,113; USD 2,349) (+bp*)

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Very Large Chinese Han Guard Figurine

Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD

A hollow-formed ceramic figure standing wearing a floor-length tiered robe with bell-shaped sleeves; the arms held before the body, one covered by the copious sleeve and the other hollow to grip a spear or standard(?); the head shaved, wearing a scooped headdress; painted detailing to the face, pigment to the cap and robe. 17 kg, 98cm (38 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a North West London gallery; formerly in a 1980s collection; accompanied by an original thermoluminescence test certificate issued by Laboratory Kotalla of Germany, report number 45PX040419.