A beautiful couple of Sancai-Glazed Pottery Ram and
Bull. The animals are skilfully crafted, with the bodies
rendered in brown, and details (such as the head of
the bull) rendered in white. The glazing gives to the
remarkably elegant appearance, and the firing at high
temperature typical of the technique of Sancai
contributed to the exceptional state of preservation
of these artefacts.
Sancai glazing developed into an art form under the
Tang Dynasty, and became noted for some of the
exquisite tomb ware and ritual pieces.