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Tomb figurine of a lady-in-waiting of ample proportions
NMOK-481
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This representation of a lady-in-waiting of ample proportions and sensitively modelled face gives an interesting illustration of the fashion among the ladies of the court and the upper class during the early Tang period.

History of the Object
An earthenware tomb figurine which original archaeological context is unknown.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Earthenware with thin three-colour lead glaze. 
Measurements
Height 32 cm  
Creator name
Unknown. 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China. 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 8th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 8th Century; Early Tang dynasty 
Function
Burial object 
Acquisition
Bought by the National Museum from Prof. Osvald Sirén 1952. Transferred together with other objects belonging to the National Museum collection of Asian art to MFEA 1963. 
Copyright
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. 
Acknowledgements
Eva Myrdal, Göte Nilsson Schönborg, curators. Karl Zetterström, Erik Cornelius photo. 
Owner
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (MFEA). 
Museum
Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 
Credit line
 

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