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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.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman , New York (until 1990; donated to MMA)
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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