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Predicate Object 1941 1941-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1941-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1941.137 gift of Captain George A Humphreys-Davies, Kawakawa Bay, 1941, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1941.137, 26284, K444 1997-01-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-09-15T03:46:28.890Z 45 Figure, probably a standard bearer, of friable whitish earthenware. The features are definitely not Chinese and the dress and armour appear to be of the Scythian type. The decoration on the helmet shows traces of having been covered with leaf-gold. In China in very early times, Scythians, especially archers, were employed as mercenaries. The whole figure was originally covered with a vitreous lead glaze which has almost completely perished. T'ang dynasty. figure Mingqi tomb figure of Tang dynasty era. Made from earthenware. Depicts a scythian warrior in armour, probably a standard bearer. The figure stands on a thin rectangular base that has some restoration. The ceramic is a matte cream colour with some traces of green and beige glaze. figure
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