Tri-colored glazed pottery, groom

Tags: figurine | pottery | Tang dynasty

Based in white and low-melting glaze, this figure stands slantwise on a rectangular plate. He wears putou hat; his long clothes had turndown collar and contracted sleeves. His waist is girt with scarf, his feet in high boots. Below its waist it is glazed in brown. His head, hands, legs, and boots are not glazed but with traces of color painting; parts below the waist are glazed in brown. His face is that of foreigner, with thick brows, protruding eyes, wide mouth and tall nose. His complexion is vivid, natural, and realistic. It is common for foreigners to settle down in northern China in Tang Dynasty.

National Museum of History