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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:One of a pair of court ladies
Date Made:618-906 CE (Tang Dynasty)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Ceramic; stoneware with red polychrome pigments
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 14 3/4 in; 37.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1984.18.1b
Credit Line:Gift of Weston P. and Rebecca Partridge Figgins (Class of 1940), in honor of her class.
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
One of a pair of court ladies. Standing sculpture of a slim female figure in stylish high-waisted long dress with out-flaring shoulder projections, long sleeves, and billowing streamers (with traces of polychrome pigments on the garments), possibly a dancer in the court of the Tang dynasty.

Tags:
pottery; ancient; archaeology; entertaining; music; funeral rites and ceremonies

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