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Tomb Figurine, one of pair


Artist Unknown (China)


late 6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
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Tomb Figurine, one of pair: Gallery Label - Current
: Institute Acquires Important Group of Chinese Ceramics
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware with traces of pigments
Size: 26 in. (66.04 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China, Lo-yang
Culture: Asia, China, Lo-Yang
Style: Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century
Physical Description: Tomb figurine, one of a pair, representing a Civil Dignitary. The type is individualized, and the features indicate that this person was of Khotanese origin. The figure is mould-made of grey clay, with a white ground, and painted, pigments flesh tints, re
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 50.3.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009