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Figure of dignitary

Figure of dignitary

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    700-800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

  • Museum number:

    C.565-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 7

Physical description

Earthenware tomb figure of a dignitary splashed with coloured lead glazes, with unfired painting on the head.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

700-800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

Dimensions

Height: 95.3 cm, Width: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Tomb figure of a dignitary, earthenware with coloured lead glazes, China, Tang dynasty, 700-800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 44

Production Note

from label

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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