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China Anonymous, Chinese
Figure of a Court Lady, late 7th c.
12 1/2 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (31.75 cm x 9.21 cm x 6.99 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Molded
Period: T'ang Dynasty (China, 618-906)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jean Goodwin Ames
Accession Number: 81.5.12

The dimensions are without the accompanying wooden base.

No marks.

Mold-formed white earthenware with traces of red and black pigments and white slip. With a wooden base.

Object Description
Female tomb figure of earthenware clay, with traces of paint and slip. The figure wears a high-waisted striped skirt topped by a long-sleeved bodice with a low neckline. A long stole worn off she shoulder is draped over her arms which are clasped together at her waist. He hairstyle is an ornate and elegant upsweep. The figure is accompanied by a wooden base with a label that reads: "Princess, Wei period."
"The mingqi (spirit articles) were a prominent feature of Chinese mortuary pottery made for special groups of people at special times. No surprisingly, therefore, over time the subject matter changed to reflect current fashions, interests, and concerns. Clay figures of sedately beautiful ladies, included in tombs since the Western Han period, are particularly good illustrations of those permutations" (from "Born of Earth and Fire: Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection," Univ. of Maryland at College Park, 1992).

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