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Small Bird

Accession Number
1987/1.288

Title
Small Bird

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
618-906

Medium & Support
earthenware with glaze

Dimensions
1 1/16 in x 15/16 in x 1 3/16 in (2.7 cm x 2.4 cm x 3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Label copy
The heads of horses, deer, mules, and other animals which represented the status or rank of the owner often decorated knives of the nomadic tribes. Such knives were often exchanged with Chinese traders at the border in the Bronze Age.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
funerary sculpture

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Sancai (Chinese ceramics style)
birds (motifs)
ceramic (material)
earthenware
figures (representations)
grave goods
lead glaze
three-color ware (Chinese ware)

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