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

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

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Ancient Chinese, Northern Wei Terracotta Tile Representing Buddha Ca. 386-534 AD

Size: 31cm high, 15.5cm wide, 5cm deep ; weight 6.1kg
Good Condition.

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

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 introduced, such as Buddhism, which became firmly established. 

Object History: Acquired from a UK Auction House; previously in a British collection formed in the 1980s on the UK art market.

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