Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

唐 彩繪侍女木俑
Standing Female Attendant

Tang dynasty (618–907)
late 7th century–early 8th century
Wood with pigment
H. 21 in. (53.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Enid A. Haupt, 1997
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This rare surviving example of a tomb figurine carved from wood must have come from the dry regions of the Silk Road, but displays the fashionable high-waisted dress and short jacket of the Tang court style.
Related Objects

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Date: ca. 550–560 Medium: Sandstone with pigment Accession: 65.29.4 On view in:Gallery 206

Head of a Bodhisattva

Date: ca. 710 Medium: Sandstone with pigment Accession: 42.25.12 On view in:Gallery 206

Buddha Maitreya (Mile)

Date: dated 524 Medium: Gilt bronze Accession: 38.158.1a–n On view in:Gallery 207

Garuda (Vishnu's Mount) Seated in Royal Ease

Date: second half of the 8th–early 9th century Medium: Granulite Accession: 1983.518 On view in:Gallery 239

Standing Female Deity, probably Durga

Date: ca. last quarter of the 7th century–early 8th century Medium: Stone Accession: 2000.531 On view in:Gallery 245