Asian Art

Guardian Warrior (Heavenly King)

8th century CE

Molded white earthenware with cold-painted pigments

41 1/2 × 20 × 8 in. (105.41 × 50.8 × 20.32 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2012.129.3
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Tang dynasty (618–907 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

With TK Asian Antiquities, New York, by November 2003; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, November 16, 2003 (R-L inv. no. C0304 11); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2012

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