Tomb figure of a groom

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, ca. 700-750
Medium
Earthenware with lead-silicate glazes and painted details
Dimensions
H x W: 20.7 x 6.7 cm (8 1/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1952.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Tomb figure: man

Keywords
China, foreigner, funerary, groom, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1948
Jun Tsei Tai (1911-1992), Shanghai, to February 1948 [1]

From 1948 to 1952
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, purchased from Jun Tsei Tai in February 1948 [2]

From 1952
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on June 25, 1952 [3]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 46081: "Pottery statuette of a groom wearing a long green coat with wide lapels. Brownish yellow boots, right arm uplifted as holding a horse bridle. Negro groom, probably Ethiopian. Central Asia T'ang. Ht: 8 ins.," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file. According to an annotation on the stockcard, the object was acquired in China from J. T. Tai in February 1948.

[2] See C. T. Loo's stockcard cited above. The object was transferred to the Freer Gallery in April 1948. See C. T. Loo's Approval Memorandum, dated April 14, 1948, copy in object file. In the memorandum, Loo stated that the object was excavated in Sian Fu [Xi'an], Shaanxi.

[3] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated June 25, 1952.

Previous Owner(s)

Jun Tsei Tai 1911 - 1992
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

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

Copyright with museum