A gilt bronze kneeling figure
Tang dynasty, circa. 8th century, China
Height: 9 cm, 3.5 inches
The solid cast kneeling man wears boots much like those worn by grooms in the Tang period as on the terracotta models. His robes are tied at the waist by a belt, the head is covered by a cloth cap with a train hanging down the back, and he looks up holding the remains of a banner in two hands to his right side.