Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigments
H. 33 in. (83.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1911
Not on view
Despite the fact that they undoubtedly depict foreigners of Western origin, these officials are dressed in the typical Tang-dynasty Chinese court dress of a long, wide-sleeved tunic over a long gown. Their hats illustrate two varieties of the standard headgear of Tang-dynasty Chinese court officials.
[ Ernest A. Bischoff , New York, until 1911; sold to MMA]