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ca. 550-600. Camel, bearing wooden slats support a saddle over 2 humps, is a "spirit utensil" buried in tombs to aid the dead in the afterlife, had been popular since the 3rd C. BCE. Northern China H. 9 3/4" Earthenware trace pigment.

A stone carving from Wang Chu Zhi's tomb, 924 AD. Notice that decorative wings began to appear on the Chinese helmet during this period.

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The Patterns of the Cholas, Part 3

Thanjavur Stone Carving in Temple. Chola Period Patterns.