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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
John Ayers, The far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1980, cat. 11
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
0800-12-31
date_start
0650-01-01
date_text
650-800 (made)
descriptive_line
Tomb figure, painted and gilded earthenware, China, Tang dynasty, 650-800 AD
dimensions
Height: 25.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
58066
label
Dancing boy Tang dynasty 680-750 This dark-skinned boy with curly hair represents someone from Western Asia. Painted earthenware with gilding Museum no. C.827-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:05:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:05:01.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 16
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Earthenware, with white slip, unfired painting and gilding
museum_number
C.827-1936
museum_number_token
c8271936
object_number
O90670
object_type
Figure
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Buff earthenware figure of a dancing boy, half-draped, with curly hair and wearing bracelet, anklets and necklace. The surface is coloured with unfired painting and gilding on a white slip.
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2003
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This earthenware tomb figure represents a dark-skinned boy with curly hair, maybe a dancer. It is possibly one of the 'Kunlun boys' cited in historical records of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907), an ill-defined group from south-east Asia, but not of Chinese origin. Figures of this type were buried in graves to accompany the deceased in the afterlife.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
figure-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
painting, gilding
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
800
year_start
650