AGE: – Ming Dynasty 1368 A.D. – 1644 A.D.
CONSTRUCTION: – Terracotta  (will sell each separately)
HEIGHT: – 17.5cm
WIDTH: – 6cm
DEPTH: – 5.5cm
WEIGHT:– 400gms each
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figures

These Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figures are a partial set of tomb objects referred to as “Ming qi” or “spirit objects”, made during the Ming Dynasty specifically for burial purposes. Each of the figures holds an animal related to one of the 12 zodiac animals found in the Chinese zodiac.

These figures are representative of officials, each holding a different animal, one holds a dog whilst the others are holding a rabbit, rat, and monkey. The male figures are thought to be high priests or dignitaries dressed in the attire of that period. Figures such as these were made for funerary purposes to accompany a deceased person into the afterlife with each animal imparting their own special attributes to the departed in the afterlife.
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Front view Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Back view Chinese Ming Dynasty Zodiac Ming Qi Figure
Base Chinese Ming Dynasty Zodiac Figure
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure Holding Rat
Chinese Ming Dynasty Zodiac Figure with Rat
Side View Chinese Ming qi Ming Dynasty Zodiac Funerary Figure
Chinese Terracotta Ming Dynasty Zodiac figure Mingqi
Base view Chinese Ming Dynasty Zodiac Ming qi Funerary Figure
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure holding Monkey
Ming Dynasty Zodiac Figure with Monkey
Side view Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure holding Monkey
Top view Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Figure
Back view Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Base Ming Dynasty Zodiac Figure monkey
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure hlding Dog
Front view Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Side view Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Face view Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figure
Base view Chinese Zodiac figure
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