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Tomb Figure

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

early 8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Tomb Figure, Artist Unknown (China)
Tomb Retinue:
: Set of T'ang Tomb Figures Acquired by Art Institute
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | White earthenware with three-color lead glaze
Size: 39 x 16 in. (99.06 x 40.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description: Guardian of one of the quarters of the Buddhist heaven. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, dressed in armor and standing on a kneeling bull. A fine blue predominates in color scheme, with details in white, brown, mottled green and yellow. Elements
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.3
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009