Tomb figure of a female dancer

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    first half of 8th century
  • Geography

    probably Henan province, or maybe Shaanxi province, China
  • Material

    Earthenware with sancai (three-color) lead-silicate glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 28.2 x 10.3 cm (11 1/8 x 4 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Pottery with "three-color" glaze.
    Clay: medium soft whitish buff pottery.
    Glaze: transparent, finely crazed, over green, yellowish brown and white. Head and flesh areas unglazed with traces of pigment, slight earth adhesions.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Women in Chinese Painting (November 9, 2013 to April 27, 2014)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics, 1955 (September 19, 1955 to November 10, 1955)
    Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
  • Origin

    probably Henan province, or maybe Shaanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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