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Tomb Figure of a Kneeling Camel with Driver: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This well-modeled Bactrian camel and his central Asian driver reflect the cosmopolitan nature of T'ang art. The camel was the primary beast of burden along the great caravan routes which linked T'ang China with Central Asia and the Middle East. This surly beast, as well as the various foreign peoples which thronged the great markets of Ch'ang-an and Lo-yang, became favorite and exotic subjects for the observant T'ang potters.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009