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Tomb guardian: OC.64-1936

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Unknown




Pottery tomb guardian, of a sinister aspect. He wears a long cape and high boots. On his head is a small cap with ribbons behind.

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 26 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by Oscar Raphael


800 - 1100

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.64-1936
Primary reference Number: 166272
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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