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唐 彩繪陶立侍俑
Standing Attendant

Tang dynasty (618–907)
7th century
Earthenware with pigment
H. 20 1/16 in. (51 cm); W. of base: 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm); Diam. of base: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2002
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This standing attendant is likely a rare representation of a non-Han Chinese figure from the north, as suggested by his plump face with narrowed eyes, his long hair in double braids, and his costume of a tunic with wide lapels, loose trousers, and pointed boots. His belt, from which a triangular pouch, a knife, and a circular box are suspended, also reflects the nomadic way of life.
#7399. Standing Attendant
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