Tomb figure of a lion

citation

Pottery with “three-color” glaze. Clay: buff white. Glaze: mottled blue, yellow and white with fine crackle. Earth adhesions. Decoration: modelled figure of a lion biting its right hind leg and seated on a rock; three large round perforations in sides of rock.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, first half of 8th century
Medium
Earthenware with lead-silicate glazes tinted with iron, copper, and cobalt
Dimensions
H: 19 cm (7 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Tomb figure: animal

Keywords
China, earthenware, lion, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1929
Yamanaka & Co., Washington, D.C. [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Co., Washington, D.C. in April, 1929. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Description

Pottery with "three-color" glaze. Clay: buff white. Glaze: mottled blue, yellow and white with fine crackle. Earth adhesions. Decoration: modelled figure of a lion biting its right hind leg and seated on a rock; three large round perforations in sides of rock.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum