Figure of a dog

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Seated dog with long ears resembling a spaniel. Rough textured surface. Dark brown with flecks of gold. Concave base. The dog rests in a wood frame which has smooth textured surface and five feet.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-906
Medium
Iron and gold; cast and gilded
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.8 x 14 x 8.3 cm (2 5/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.342
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.342
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure: dog

Keywords
casting, China, Gellatly collection, gilding, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Seated dog with long ears resembling a spaniel. Rough textured surface. Dark brown with flecks of gold. Concave base. The dog rests in a wood frame which has smooth textured surface and five feet.

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

Non-exclusive license