Southern China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century. Lively depictions of four ladies and one dignitary elegantly seated, with removable heads. Remains of blue, burgundy and black paint to the body and clothing. This charming group of five well-dressed attendants appear to be listening to some story or music.
Condition: Fine condition with expected surface wear, few chips to exposed areas, some body parts are missing. Natural sea-life incrustations.
Provenance: The collection of The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum. Institutional art collection in Belgium, acquired from the above. Dr. István Zelnik, President of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute, is a former high-ranking Hungarian diplomat who spent several decades in Southeast Asia, building the largest known private collection of Asian art in Europe.
Weight: 712 g (all five total)
Dimensions: Height 10.5 cm - 14 cm
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