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Dog: C.77-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Hollow mould made earthenware dog with pricked up ears, clenched teeth, curled tail, and harness. Green lead glaze once covered the body. Fine terracotta biscuit.
It is possible to observe brilliance in the interior, where the two moulds joined.

Major crack runs full length of left hand flank. Glaze dissolves into silver iridescene. Glaze dissolves into silver iridescence in parts, and totally dissolved in others.


History note: Formerly on loan from 1979.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr R.E.D. Harvey-Samuel

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm
Length: 26.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1992) by Harvey-Samuel, R. E. D.


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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Mould made

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: 'John Sparks Ltd, 128 Mount Street, W'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77-1992
Primary reference Number: 138236
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 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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