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Dog: C.7-1931

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Hollowed moulded earthenware dog. With floppy ears, open mouth, and curly tail. Body once covered with a green lead glaze, and then fired upside down, as indicated by broken spurs on the nose and tail, and congealed glaze drips on the tips of the ears. Fine pinkish tan biscuit
The hole at the rear allows the escape of heat during firing.

The glaze has dissolved into silver irredescence in parts, and totally dissolved in others. Missing front leg has been restored


History note: Unknown before donor

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Given by Oscar C. Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.8 cm
Length: 31.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
Circa -0206 - 220

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Accession number: C.7-1931
Primary reference Number: 138235
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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