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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:Tomb guardian
Date Made:618-906 CE (Tang Dynasty)
Type:Ceramic; Sculpture
Materials:Stoneware; with tan-green glaze and remnants of polychromy
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 1475 in x 6 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 3746.5 cm x 16.2 cm x 26.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 1960.5.J.OI
Credit Line:Gift of Nathan Chaikin
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Description:
Seated leonine chimera, a tomb guardian creature with wings and spiked spine, with remnant of red pigments.

Keywords/Tags:
animal; after life; funerary

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