Skip to main content

Figure: C.586-1991

An image of Figure

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Standing female tomb figure. Grey earthenware, press-moulded, with traces of black, red and white cold pigment. The figure wears layered robes which flare out in a trumpet-shape at the bottom. There are traces of red painting in earth colours and traces of white, cold pigment on the robe. Long inner sleeves cover her clasped hands which are folded across her stomach. Her hair hangs down her back and is knotted at the bottom; traces of black pigment can be seen on her hair.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.9 cm
Height: 31.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Western Han
Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
-0206 - 8

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cold paint ( black, red and white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Grey earthenware, press-moulded, decorated with black, red and white cold pigment

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round label with serrated edge

  • Text: 252
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pen
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.586-1991
Primary reference Number: 20929
Old object number: CHICER/265
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Figure" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-24 14:33:10

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Figure |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-24 14:33:10|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Figure</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...