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Figure of a Tomb Guardian

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. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm)
Classification:
Tomb Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.9
Not on view
Although he obviously represents a racial group from the West, this armor-clad warrior stood sentinel in a Chinese tomb to protect its inhabitant from harm.
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