Standing Female Attendant

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: late 7th century–early 8th century

Culture: China

Medium: Wood with pigment

Dimensions: H. 21 in. (53.3 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Enid A. Haupt, 1997

Accession Number: 1997.442.7.2

Description

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.

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