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Tomb Retinue Guardian


Artist Unknown (China)


early 8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Tomb Retinue Guardian, 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: 38 in. (96.52 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. ca 725 A.D. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, wearing armor and standing on a kneeling bull. The costume is predominantly blue in tone, but there is much use of mottled yellow, brown and blu
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.4
Added to Site: February 28, 2009