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Object Number: 80-5-1
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Taoist
Provenience: China
Jiangxi
Longhushan
Grave
Period: Song Dynasty
Date Made: Song Dynasty
Early Date: 960
Late Date: 1279
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Technique:Unglazed
Iconography:Guardian Figure
Armor
Credit Line:Purchased from the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1980

Description

Figure from part of a set of 27 from a Daoist tomb in the Longhushan area of Kiangxi Province. Unglazed figure of guardian, wearing full quilted armor, and elaborate helmet. Around his neck is curled a snake like, four footed dragon, its head held in the guardian's right hand, tail in the left.


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