Kneeling figure of a woman

Kneeling figure of a woman; soles of feet modelled in relief behind; perforations for removable hands.
Unglazed pottery.
Clay: dark buff, fairly smooth, fired hard.
Decoration: traces of gesso, red, brown, purple, and green pigments.

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE-8 CE
Medium
Unglazed earthenware with traces of gesso and pigment
Dimensions
H x W: 49.3 x 24.4 cm (19 7/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1956.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: human

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

Kneeling figure of a woman; soles of feet modelled in relief behind; perforations for removable hands.
Unglazed pottery.
Clay: dark buff, fairly smooth, fired hard.
Decoration: traces of gesso, red, brown, purple, and green pigments.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 9.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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