Description

Straw & Ochre-Glazed Pale Pottery Bactrian Camel

Tang Dynasty 唐 (618-907)

20 1/2 inches high, wood stand

 

Standing four-square on a rectangular base with head raised turning slightly to it’s left in a braying action, the head tufts, throat, humps, tail and the top of the front legs ochre-glazed and ruffled in places, the rest of the body with a pale straw glaze, each hump falling slightly in opposite directions

 

For a similar camel but with color scheme in exact reverse, with a primarily ochre ground and with straw highlights, see the example from the Arthur M Sackler Foundation, illustrated on http://arthurmsacklerfdn.org/the-collection/chinese/ceramics; accession number C. 237