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Lokopala (tomb guardian): C.594-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Titles

Lokopala (tomb guardian)

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Lokopala (tomb guardian) on a raised base. White earthenware, moulded, partially lead-glazed in green, yellow and tan, cold painted details and traces of red pigment. The figure stands with its right leg slightly forward. Its right arm is raised and fist clenched, whilst the left hand rests on its hip. The figure's hair is in a bun on top of the head. There are traces of red pigment on the hair and face, around the eyes, nose and mouth. Hollow.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Foster 1922, by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d.1950) for £3.10s.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: 42.9 cm
Width: 17.6 cm

Relative size of this object

17.6 cm42.9 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)
8th Century
Circa 700 - 800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze ( green, yellow and tan)
Decoration composed of cold paint red pigment

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, partially lead-glazed in brown, yellow and tan with cold paint details and traces of red pigment

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round with serrated edge

  • Text: 369
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pen
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.594-1991
Primary reference Number: 20973
Old object number: CHIWA/298
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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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