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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:Camel tomb figurine (yong)
Date Made:618-906 CE (Tang Dynasty, 618-906)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware with amber and cream glazes (sancai ware)
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 20 in x 5 3/4 in x 15 in; 50.8 cm x 14.6 cm x 38.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2012.40.17
Credit Line:Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A camel standing foursquare on a rectangular base and leaning backwards. The head faces proper left and is lifted high with the mouth open. The two humps point sideways in opposite directions. A tomb figurine (mingqi).

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

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