Tomb figure of a female dancer

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, first half of 8th century
Medium
Earthenware with sancai (three-color) lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions
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
Accession Number
F1949.27
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Tomb figure: dancer

Keywords
China, dance, earthenware, funerary, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

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.

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

Copyright with museum