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Pair of tomb figures: C.99 A & B-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Pair of tomb figures, possibly Lokapala. Mould made from grey earthenware, with traces of white slip and red paint. Ultra violet light reveals that the tunics are dark red, outlined in mustard yellow with mustard coloured lapels. The figure does not wear the typical guardian figure warrior costume preferred by Chinese potters, but rather the tight fitting tunic of Persian dress. They pair also wear baggy trousers nipped in below the knees

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by L.C.G. Clarke, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

T’ang Dynasty (618-906)
Circa 618 - 906

Materials used in production

Paint
Slip
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Painting
Unglazed
Slip coating
Mould made

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.99 A & B-1961
Primary reference Number: 138240
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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