Largest Tri-colored Glazed Pottery Figurine Ever Found in Luoyang Exhibited
The largest tri-colored glazed pottery figurine ever found in Luoyang city of Henan province has made its debut at the Sui-Tang Dynasties Grand Canal Cultural Museum recently.
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The Heavenly King-themed figurine looks like a man from the Northern or Western barbarian tribes in ancient China, who wears a gold crown and armor, with his left hand clenched into a fist and raised high, right hand on his hip and a foot stepping on a ghost. With his mouth wide open, the Heavenly King glares at the apparently-overpowered ghost.
The Heavenly King. [Photo/lyd.com.cn]
Tri-colored glazed pottery figurines are not a rarity for Luoyang locals, except this one, because of its height – 1.2 meters, the largest one ever found in Luoyang. Besides, it is vivid and rich in details, which is really a masterpiece.
The ghost. [Photo/lyd.com.cn]
This pottery figurine was discovered in a tomb of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Luolong district of Luoyang, which had been broken into hundreds of pieces when unearthed but was later pieced together by restorers, said staff from Luoyang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. Apart from it, a number of large tri-colored glazed pottery beasts and Heavenly Kings were also discovered.
市文物考古研究院工作人员介绍，这件三彩俑是在洛龙区一座唐墓中发现的，出土时已碎裂为数百片，后经文物修复师耐心拼接，得以恢复原貌。除它之外，墓葬中还出土多件大尺寸的三彩镇墓兽、天王俑等。（中文来源/洛阳网 记者/刘嘉仪 编译/赵汉青 审校/张军平）