WITH OXFORD TL CERTIFICATE
11096. MATCHING PAIR OF BEARDED FOREIGN WARRIORS, China, Sui Dynasty, 581-618 AD. The large ceramic warriors both standing at attention wearing armor and helmets and resting their large oval shields on the ground in front of them. Both figures with rare straw glaze. Dimensions 5.5 inches wide x 18 inches in height. Both figures intact with no repair or restoration. Accompanied by Oxford Laboratory TL test certificate number C199K34. Sui Dynasty art is quite rare, especially to find a fine matching pair of large bearded warriors such as these. Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.