China, Ming Dynasty, ca. 1368 to 1644 CE. Glazed, molded terracotta figure of a man wearing a green robe and a fez-like hat. One of his arms is curled up and touching his face, wrapped in his cloak. Figures ranging in size from lifelike to miniature were placed in Chinese tombs for decades. In one undisturbed Ming Dynasty prince's tomb, archaeologists found an array of small figures like this one placed as if in ceremonial procession.
A Pair of Ming Pottery Glazed Taper-stick Holders, Late Ming c.1550-1640. Modelled as Buddhist Lions Surmounted by Lotus Decorated Taper-stick Holders with Attendants. The Rectangular Bases with a Recessed Central Section Decorated with Impressed Designs Including `Cash` Emblems. The Lead Glazes are of Green and Ochre.
Tuile faitiere avec Test TL Deux ornements de faîtage en terre-cuite vernissée à glaçure émaillée ocre et vert, figurant la divinité antique "Leigong", Dieu du tonnerre. A l'origine, "Leigong" était peut-être un hibou : il en a conservé le bec, les ailes et les griffes, mais il a pris un corps d'homme ORIGINE : R.P. de Chine - Province de Shaanxi EPOQUE : MING (1368-1644)
A Japanese carved ivory okimono of a geisha and child Meiji period 1868 - 1912 Realistically modelled as a young geisha piggybacking a child who is playing with an object both figures stained the geisha supported by elevated slippers signed to base