noble lady

 
Nationality
Chinese
Creation date
Dynasty
Tang dynasty
Materials
earthenware with paint
Dimensions
H: 29-3/4 in.
Credit line
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spurlock Fund and Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Accession number
1996.320
Collection
Not Currently On View

Because of its size, this was probably part of an elaborate tomb for a person of high status.

Typical of some of the finest art in China, a realistic image was pushed into the realm of abstraction.

Whether viewed from the front or sides, a graceful harmony is achieved by the simple curves that form her eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, hairline, coiffure and garment folds.

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