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Tomb figure of a female dancer

Type
Tomb figure: dancer
Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, first half of 8th century
Medium
Earthenware with sancai (three-color) lead-silicate glaze
Dimension(s)
H x W: 28.2 x 10.3 cm (11 1/8 x 4 1/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1949.27
Label
Two painted figures of dancers similar in style to this were excavated from a tomb in Luoyang constructed in 701. Part of a group of forty-two ceramic figures in that tomb, the two dancers were placed alongside the coffin platform in the central burial chamber.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Keyword(s)
China, dance, earthenware, funerary, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), woman, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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