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Lokapala Guardian King, one of a pair


Artist Unknown (China)


late 7th-early 8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G207
Lokapala Guardian King, one of a pair, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Sculpture | Earthenware with molded and carved d├ęcor under polychrome pigments and gold
Size: 44 7/8 x 15 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (113.98 x 38.42 x 27.31 cm)
Creation Place: China
Culture: China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 7th-8th century
Physical Description: standing male figure wearing armor and tall hat, with moustache and pointed beard, biting lip; figure stands with both feet on a winking green-skinned demon with pig snout and breasts
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Michele and David Dewey
Accession Number: 2003.242.1.2
Added to Site: March 1, 2009