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Dog: C.7-1931

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

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

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Oscar C. Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.8 cm
Length: 31.4 cm

Relative size of this object

31.4 cm31.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Fired Glaze

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1931
Primary reference Number: 138235
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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