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Seated figure of a woman with bowls (originally part of the furnishings of a tomb)

Accession Number
1950/2.11

Title
Seated figure of a woman with bowls (originally part of the furnishings of a tomb)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
386-534

Medium & Support
earthenware with traces of polychrome

Dimensions
4 15/16 in. ( 12.54 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. D.K. Lieu

Label copy
This elegant clay figure was made for funeral purposes and would have been buried in the tomb with the deceased. The utensils in her hand designate her as the keeper in charge of servants who work with this kind of object.

Subject matter
This elegant clay figure was made for funeral purposes and would have been buried in the tomb with the deceased. The utensils in her hand designate her as the keeper in charge of servants who work with this kind of object.

Physical Description
This is s clay figure of a seated woman wearing an officials cap and a robe. She is holding two bowls, shown in the action of pouring the contents from the larger bowl into the smaller bowl.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
figure

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
bowls (vessels)
figures (representations)
funerary art
seated figures
women (female humans)

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