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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    17th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr Peter Cookson Smith

  • Museum number:

    FE.268:1, 2-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is the figure of a state official's wife with a movable head. It is made of earthenware with aubergine and turquoise glaze. This type of earthenware figure was mass-produced to be buried with the deceased.

Physical description

Figure of a state official's wife. The figure's head is movable. Earthenware with aubergine and turquoise glaze.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

17th Century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with glaze

Dimensions

Height: 47.5 cm

Descriptive line

Lead glazed earthenware figure of a state official's wife, Cer, China, Ming, 17th century.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glaze

Categories

Earthenware; Ceramics; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Death

Collection

East Asia Collection

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