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Figure of Wenchang, Deity of Literature


Artist Unknown (China)


12th-13th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G217
Figure of Wenchang, Deity of Literature, Artist Unknown (China)
Figure of Wenchang, Deity of Literature: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Cizhou wareSlip coated stoneware with overglaze enamels on a clear glaze
Size: 17 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 7 3/8 in. (44.45 x 17.46 x 18.73 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 12th-13th century, Song-Jin dynasty
Physical Description: male figure seated on a chair placed on a small podium; man has PL hand on thigh and PR hand on belt; glazed in green, blue, brown and yellow; dragon on front of man's garment
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.158.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009