A mysterious stranger in China: a Zoroastrian priest?
Saturday 3 September 2011
Source: Wall Street Journal.
This Tang dynasty burial figure in a Turin, Italy, museum has left curators and scholars puzzling over its origins
(© Fondazione Torino Musei)Made in China during the latter part of the eighth century, this unusual Tang dynasty burial figure today sits on a shelf in the Museo di Arte Orientale (MAO) of Turin, Italy, exuding as much mystery as he does energy. To date, nobody can say exactly who or what he is – his clothes, his pose, his expression don’t add up. For the moment, MAO has him down as “a Persian riding a camel or a horse”…..
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