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Figurine of a demon
OM-1989-0041
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The craftsmanship is very fine and the features detailed and expressive despite the small-scale format of the sculpture.

History of the Object
The history of the object is unknown prior to it being part of the Ernest Erickson collection. An example of an anonymous cultural-historic object from the antiquities market, which cultural-historic significance and meaning can be traced only when studied in relation to similar objects from known and well documented archaeological settings.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Gold on an earthenware torso. Eyes of inlaid glass 
Measurements
Height 3,3 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 8th century ~ BCE 1st century 
Creation date
BCE-8th Century-1st AD;Late Eastern Zhou to early Western Han dynasty(771-256 B.C./206 B.C.- 9 A.D.) 
Function
 
Acquisition
Formerly in the collection of Ernest Erickson (1898-1983). According to his will part of the Ernest Erickson Foundation donation to the MFEA in 1989. 
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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