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Lokopala (tomb warrior): C.588-1991

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Titles

Lokopala (tomb warrior)

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Lokopala (tomb warrior) trampling a demon on a rocky base. Orange earthenware, moulded with white, cold paint coating, red details and black inked details, and traces of green paint.
The guardian wears a tall, elaborate headdress and armour, with a fierce expression on his face. His right hand is on his hip and his left arm raised with a clenched fist. His left leg tramples on a demon's head and his right leg stands on its bottom. Cold painted details in red are applied to parts of the clothing and mouth. Traces of green paint are on waist decoration.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Garrabed, October 1923 by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d.1950) for £3.0s.0d; 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

Depth: 17 cm
Height: 52 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Tang Dynasty (618-907)
8th Century
Circa 700 - 800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded with cold paint decoration, red details and black inked details

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round label, with serrated edge

  • Text: 345
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pen
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.588-1991
Primary reference Number: 20960
Old object number: CHIWA/268
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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