Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery

Figure of Man

1st century BC (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This earthenware figure once had detachable wooden arms and clothes made of fabric, both of which have now deteriorated. It represents another type of Chinese burial figures which is slightly less ambitious than the terra cotta armies of the First Emperor.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware painted with coloured pigment
Brief Description
Figure, grey earthenware with coloured pigment
Physical Description
Grey earthenware tomb model of a naked male figure, slender like a stick. Its two arms would originally have been made of wood, now missing. The grey earthenware is painted reddish and black.
Dimensions
  • Height: 61cm
  • Width: 10cm
Style
Summary
This earthenware figure once had detachable wooden arms and clothes made of fabric, both of which have now deteriorated. It represents another type of Chinese burial figures which is slightly less ambitious than the terra cotta armies of the First Emperor.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.44-2008

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record createdMay 6, 2009
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