Burial figure of a male dwarf - 920.1.183_2


Burial figure of a male dwarf

Medium:Moulded earthenware with glaze
Geography: China
Date: ca. 660s-680s AD
Period: Tang Dynasty
22.3 x 10.9 x 9.3 cm
Object number: 920.1.183
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Not on view
DescriptionStanding on short legs on roughly circular stand with short arms bent at elbows with clenched fists at sides at waist; facial features detailed - snub nose, squinting eyes; hair pulled up into cap with low single lobe and tie-ends detailed in centre-front and in centre-back.  Wearing round-necked calf-length coat crossed to fasten at right and belted low on hips with end of belt pendant off-centre to left in back and sleeves narrowing from squared shoulders to cuffs - front border on upper flap of coat and folds in sleeves detailed.  Cream earthenware with crazed green glaze stopping with splashes on stand.  Moulded - hair-line crack along luting seam across top of head; no opening to interior cavity.
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