Item Type: Ancient Chinese pottery tomb attendant mingqi dancers from the Tang Dynasty Item Description: A complementing pair of ancient Chinese pottery dancers from the Tang dynasty wearing simple costumes and elaborate hairstyles. Both figures are quite sturdy and stand balanced despite their dynamic positions and give a wonderful impression of motion and even sass. Both figures are quite worn with age and have been broken and mended in several places, including breaks at the neck and outstretched arms, with losses to their hands. Item Size: Each dancer is approx.Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD.
In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter.Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item "PAIR ANCIENT CHINESE POTTERY IMPERIAL DANCERS TOMB FIGURES MINGQI TANG DYNASTY" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".collection" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.