Description: We are pleased to offer this pair of Tang Dynasty, Chinese, terracotta, Lokapala figures/statues. Guardians of Buddhist temples, these well-modeled figures/statues are shown wearing fierce expressions with turned down mouths, protruding eyes, and furrowed brows. Both are shown trampling a skeleton-like figure atop a modeled based. Right arm raised with the left clenched at his side, the first figure has taken a menacing stance. Interesting in nature, his helmet contains side panels along with top knots. The other figure, with both hands clenched and extended to its side, wears a helmet adorned with a perching, mythological bird whose head, wings and tail feathers form the brim and crown. Both figures wear armored breastplates bound with cord at the waist over short tunic robes. Wing-like epaulets along their shoulders, leggings and boots provide added aesthetics to these already handsome statues. Traces of oxide paints can be seen along the arms, breastplates, skirts of the armor and faces of both. Please note, due to their age, restoration has likely occurred throughout the years. See photos for more details!


SPECIAL NOTE: These figures/statues are only sold as a pair. Additionally, they are extremely fragile, as well as heavy, and will require extra care for shipment, including ample bubble wrap and double-boxing. Handling and shipping costs will be higher as a result, and are only estimated at this time. Final calculations will be completed upon sale. Also, we ship via the United States Postal Service. Restrictions on packaging may be imposed depending on your locale.


Dimensions: 27” x 12.5” x 9” (figure with hand raised; resting upon stand (not pictured)); 26” x 10” x 6” (figure with hands clenched at sides; no stand available).



Tang Dynasty Chinese Terracotta Lokapala Figures/Statues- PAIR

  • PLEASE NOTE: We are a working jewelry store and gallery and, therefore, are not available to answer questions on weekends. All of our pieces are guaranteed genuine-- no reproductions! All items are sold AS IS. Supplementary images can be supplied upon request. All items are subject to pre-sale. All dimensions are approximate. 


    Return Policy:  We offer a (3) three-day inspection period and refund of purchase price, less a 10% re-stocking fee, for return of item in original condition within (7) seven days- ONLY if item is not as described. Buyer will pay return shipping cost. Please, ask questions before bidding. No refunds on international shipping.