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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1980, cat. 4
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
0008-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC-8 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Tomb figure of a woman, painted earthenware, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD)
dimensions
Height: 49.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
58067
label
Figure of a woman Western Han dynasty 206 BC-AD 8 Painted earthenware Museum no. C.924-1935 [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 14
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Earthenware, with white slip and unfired painting
museum_number
C.924-1935
museum_number_token
c9241935
object_number
O90683
object_type
Figure
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Grey earthenware tomb figure depicting a woman wearing a full-length robe with long sleeves and with hair combed into a bun at the nape of the neck; the hands were originally grasping an object now lost. The surface is covered with white slip and painted in red and black.
place
China
primary_image_id
2013GN9813
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This earthenware tomb figure depicts a woman dressed according to Han custom with a full-length robe and grasping an object, now lost, in her hands. She probably represents an official of the underworld, buried in the grave to take care of the future needs of the deceased.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
figure-unknown
sys_updated
2014-01-02T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
8
year_start
-206