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Soldier: C.1-1926

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




A fine powdery white earthenware male soldier, mould made. The figure is standing to attention on a small rectangular base. He wears a skull tight helmet, and a small cape which covers the belted tunic, which is overlaid with iron plate armor. Underneath this, the soldier is wearing a padded, quilted garment.
The figure has traces of white slip and red, green and black paint. Under ultra violet light, traces of saffron coloured paint can also be found on the lower tunic, lappets, face and hands.
Since there is no hole through the fists, perhaps at one time the hands rested on a sword.

The head has been glued back on to the body


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 37 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1926) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Circa 618 - 906

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip coating

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1926
Primary reference Number: 138209
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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