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Fat lady. China, Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 AD).

Fat lady. China, Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 AD).

Beautiful Fat Lady in terracotta. Her hairstyle is extravagant, like those of all the courtesans. The hands are hidden in her large sleeves. Her face is of a great delicacy and very expressive,
cheeks are blushing. She wears a long pleated dress. There remains fine rests of polychromia. She wears at her right food a shoe with a lotus flower.

The Fat Lady is a court ladu, in a style made fashionable in the 8th century by the Imperial Court. The origin of the fashion of round women was traditionally attributed to the taste of the
Tang Xuanzong (712-756) for round women.

Her beauty made of opulent and languid shapes contributed, from 740, to make her generous attributes a beauty ideal making "full moon beauty" and "lunar faces" fashionable. These statuettes
"court ladies" are named today by the archeologists and collectors "Far Ladies" because of the characteristic roundness of their face, their heavy hairstyle and the ample dress pleated with
sleeves of which they are robed.

Polychrome terracotta.
CHINA, Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 AD).
A thermoluminescence certificate will be given to the buyer.
53 cm.
This item is sold by a professional art dealer who guaranties its authenticity.

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