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Tomb Guardian Figures

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

early 6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
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Medium: Sculpture | Grey earthenware with traces of pigment
Size: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 6th century, Wei dynasty
Physical Description: Mortuary figures, pair of, representing warriors both wear armor, with curious head-dresses, and one carries a sword-like object. Four of these figures were found at the entrance of a tomb in Honan province. Two bought by M.I.A., and two by the Boston Mus
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 31.117.1
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009