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Camel: C.30-1912

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Unglazed, moulded white earthenware Bactrian camel, covered in white slip. With traces of black, white and red paint. Its thick padded feet stand on a small rectangular base, and a felt saddle blanket surrounds its double humps. On its tail is a touch of lead glaze


History note: Unknown before donor

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Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912-12) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Circa 618 CE - 906 CE

Components of the work

Tail composed of lead-glaze Traces composed of paint

Materials used in production

Slip Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Unglazed Slip coating

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1912
Primary reference Number: 138220
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 24 June 2021

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

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