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Tomb figurine of a camel, one of a pair
K-05895-002
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This sculpture of a camel is of very high quality craftsmanship and conveys a sense of presence. This type of sculpture in the graves of the affluent dead reflects the increased economic and cultural contacts over the Eurasian continent during the Tang dynasty and the prosperity accompanying long-distance trade.

History of the Object
The object was bought in the antiquities market in 1926-27.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Earthenware, glazed 
Measurements
Height 43 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
7th Century; Early Tang dynasty 
Function
Sculpture deposited in a grave. 
Acquisition
Bought by The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in the antiquities market 1926-27 in relation to the Swedish Crown prince and princess visit to China. 
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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