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Tomb Retinue Dignitary


Artist Unknown (China)


early 8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Tomb Retinue Dignitary, Artist Unknown (China)
Tomb Retinue Dignitary: Gallery Label - Current
Tomb Retinue:
: Set of T'ang Tomb Figures Acquired by Art Institute
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware with polychrome glaze
Size: 38 3/4 x 20 in. (98.43 x 50.8 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description: Dignitary, probably a civil counsellor. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, mounted on a stand. The costume is predominantly brown with details in mottled colors. Head, headdress and hands unglazed.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009