Tomb figure of a guardian

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 8th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Earthenware with pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (a - figure): 59.6 x 22.1 x 15.7 cm (23 7/16 x 8 11/16 x 6 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    From at least the 1950s to 1968
    Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least the 1950s [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]
    [1] An undated photograph, depicting Eugene and Agnes Meyer at their Mt. Kisco house in the 1950s, shows the sculpture together with F1968.42a-b standing on the fireplace mantel, see the Agnes Meyer papers, Library of Congress, call no. PR CN 1975:127. The photograph has been reproduced in Merlo J. Pusey, Eugene Meyer (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974), opposite p. 337.
    [2] The object is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 1 together with F1968.42 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Figure Painting (September 17, 1973 to January 3, 1975)
    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition (September 25, 1971 to October 2, 1972)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
  • Type

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