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Tile: C.591-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

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Description

Tile. Dark-grey earthenware, moulded. The lozenge-shaped tile is relief-moulded with a demon wrestling with a serpent, whose finely scaled body is entwined around the demon, whose hands grasp its head and part of the body. The serpent with wide open mouth and tongue bites the demon's stomach. The tile is from the Pagoda at Xiuding Temple near Anyang.

Notes

History note: From the Pagoda at Xiuding Temple near Anyang. Purchased from Eastwood & Holt, October 1923 by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d.1950) for £8.8s.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

Height: 61.2 cm
Width: 43.3 cm

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43.3 cm61.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Circa 618 - 907

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Earthenware, moulded in relief

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white label with black border, inscribed Lent by No 1 with indecipherable script

  • Text: Lent by No 1
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.591-1991
Primary reference Number: 20967
Old object number: CHICER/312
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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