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Object Number: 80-5-27
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Song Dynasty
Date Made: Song Dynasty
Early Date: 960
Late Date: 1279
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Iconography:Tortoise
Human Head
Credit Line:Purchased from the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1980

Description

Taoist grave figurine of tortoise with human head. The hair and the design on the shell are painted with red pigment. Said to come from Kiangsi


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