Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta - 386-534 AD
Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta - 386-534 AD
Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta - 386-534 AD
Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta - 386-534 AD

Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Terracotta - 386-534 AD

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Northern Wei Terracotta Tile representing Buddha 386-534 AD - China

Size: 33cm high, weight 3.8kg - restored

An interesting Chinese Northern Wei grey terracotta tile with a nicely carved depiction of the Buddha in a seated position with Abhaya Mudra - a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection.

Object history: Acquired from a UK Auction House, it was previously the property of a North London gentleman, and was previously acquired on the UK/European art market before 2000. 

Object literatureThe Northern Wei was a Chinese dynasty which ruled Northern China from 386 to 534 AD. The Northern Wei dynasty is particularly noted for unifying Northern China in 439; this was also a period when foreign ideas were being introduced, such as Buddhism, which became firmly established. Northern Wei sculpture, represents the first major Buddhist influence on Chinese art. 

This item comes with a free professional and custom made stand and a professional certification of authenticity.