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Female Attendant (Tomb Figurine)

A work made of gray earthenware with slip coating and polychrome pigments.
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  • A work made of gray earthenware with slip coating and polychrome pigments.

Date:

Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9), c. 2nd century B.C.

Artist:

China; probably Shaanxi province

About this artwork

This figure wears the narrow, calf-length robe distinctive of servants. Her facial features, characteristically masklike and serene, are framed by long hair, which is parted and tied in a bun at the nape of her neck. Her cupped hands may originally have held a staff.

Status

On View, Gallery 133

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Female Attendant (Tomb Figurine)

Origin

China

Date

200 BCE–101 BCE

Medium

Gray earthenware with slip coating and polychrome pigments

Dimensions

57.2 × 18.0 × 14.8 cm (22 1/2 × 7 1/16 × 5 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection, gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1951.183

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