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Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Mingqi Camel





AGE: – Tang Dynasty 618 A.D. – 907 A.D.
CONSTRUCTION: – Earthenware
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Mingqi Camel

HEIGHT: – 42cm
WIDTH:– 18cm
LENGTH: – 36cm
WEIGHT:– 4.10 kg.
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Mingqi Camel – In China a variety of beliefs and cults systems related to death and dying existed since ancient times. Some systems aimed to prolong life, others to provide for a continuation of life in the after life, whilst others assumed the presence of immortal kingdoms to which the soul was transported.

The Chinese distinguished two different elements of the soul “Hun” and “Po”. In the physical life “hun” was the intellectual or spiritual soul, whilst “Po” dealt with the energy and movement of the physical body.

After death these two elements are believed to separate, Po stayed with the body in life and death, therefore all the material comforts which were enjoyed during their lifetime was provided in death, in the form of ritual wine vessels, cooking vessels, miniature animals that would have been used for traveling or for work such as camels, pigs, a much loved pet, buffalo or bullock or guardians in the form of lions.

Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Mingqi Camel

Chinese Tang Dynasty Mingqi Camel
Base of Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel
Chinese Tang Dynasty Camel
Side 2 Chinese TangDynasty Camel
Inside view chinese Tang Dynasty Camel
ront View Chinese Tang Dynasty Mingqi Camel
Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Camel
Side 2 Chinese Tang Dynasty Funerary Offering
Chinese Tang Dynasty base
Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Mingqi Camel
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