Standing figure of a woman attendant

Standing figure of a woman attendant with hands folded inside her robe; perforations in hand area and in hair.
Unglazed pottery.
Clay: gray, fairly smooth, fired hard.
Decoration: traces of gesso, and red and brown pigments.

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE-8 CE
Medium
Unglazed earthenware with traces of gesso and pigments
Dimensions
H x W: 66.2 x 24.4 cm (26 1/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1956.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: human

Keywords
attendant, China, earthenware, unglazed, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Standing figure of a woman attendant with hands folded inside her robe; perforations in hand area and in hair.
Unglazed pottery.
Clay: gray, fairly smooth, fired hard.
Decoration: traces of gesso, and red and brown pigments.

Published References
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. cat. 299.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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