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Tomb Retiinue Earth Spirit


Artist Unknown (China)


8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Tomb Retiinue 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 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 lion's head. ca. 725 A.D. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, on a cylindrical base with mottled glaze. The figure is predominantly blue and white with patches of yellow and malachite green.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.10a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009