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Tomb Retinue Earth Spirit

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Tomb Retinue Earth Spirit, 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: 37 1/2 in. (95.25 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China, Honan Province, Loyang
Culture: Asia, China, Honan Province
Style: T'ang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description: Earth Spirit with human head and removable flame halo. ca. 725 A.D. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, on a deep cylindrical base with mottled glaze. The figure is predominantly blue, with white areas. Head and halo unglazed.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.9a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009