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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.204.4
Title
Female Court Musician with Hand Raised, from the tomb sculpture set: Four Kneeling, Female Court Musicians (One with a 'Pipa', or Lute, and One with Cymbals), Each of the Four with a High-Waisted, Striped Dress or Skirt and with Long Hair Arranged in Two Buns
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
funerary sculpture
Date
7th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146486
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Molded, white earthenware with traces of cold-painted pigments
Dimensions
H. 18 × W. 12 × D. 11.5 cm (7 1/16 × 4 3/4 × 4 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Anthony M. Solomon
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.204.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Virginia Bower, From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon, exh. cat., ed. Robert D. Mowry, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., 2002), p. 117, cat. no. 36

Zoe Kwok, The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century, exh. cat., Princeton University Art Museum (New Haven, 2019), pp. 174-177, cat. 43

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