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Place of Origin: China, probably Henan province
Date: approx. 618-700
Historical Period: Tang dynasty (618-906)
Object Name: Tomb figure
Materials: Hand-sculpted low-fired ceramic with straw-colored glaze
Dimensions: H. 10 3/8 in x W. 3 in x D. 3 1/8 in, H. 26.3 cm x W. 7.5 cm x D. 7.9 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B81P60
On Display: No

Description

Label: First appearing during the Six Dynasties, and posed on a square base from the middle of the sixth century, ceramic figures of westerners (huyong) then acquired the glaze. Rarely excavated as whitish glazed large huyong, a few such pieces were ascribed as being from Sui tombs at Luoyang, Henan (Qin 1955: pls. 33-4). Recently recovered ceramic boots partially glazed and painted were reported from Anyang in Henan (KG 1992.1: 43, fig. 1). The coiffure provides a clue which dates the figure to the Sui or early Tang period.
Label: First appearing during the Six Dynasties, and posed on a square base from the middle of the sixth century, ceramic figures of westerners (huyong) then acquired the glaze. Rarely excavated as whitish glazed large huyong, a few such pieces were ascribed as being from Sui tombs at Luoyang, Henan (Qin 1955: pls. 33-4). Recently recovered ceramic boots partially glazed and painted were reported from Anyang in Henan (KG 1992.1: 43, fig. 1). The coiffure provides a clue which dates the figure to the Sui or early Tang period.