Figure of a Daoist female deity - 920.10.99_1

920.10.99_1

Figure of a Daoist female deity

Medium:Moulded earthenware with glaze
Geography: Reportedly from Tongguan, Shaanxi province, China
Date: 15th-16th Century
Period: Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
133.5 x 50 x 30 cm
Object number: 920.10.99
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art
DescriptionFemale deities are often part of larger groups in Daoist sculpture. This gracious lady, whose exact identity is not known, wears rings on the thumb and index finger of her left hand. Her earlobes are pierced and must once have been adorned with bronze or silver jewellery.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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