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Figure of a Falconer

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
ca. late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigments
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Classification:
Tomb Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Adele and Stanley Herzman, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.291.4
Not on view
This foreign gentleman of the hunt, or falconer, wears a Western Asian-style long coat with wide lapels and Western Asian-style boots. His elaborate tall fitted hat is characteristic of Central Asian headgear.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

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