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Tomb Guardian Creature (Zhenmushou)

second quarter 8th century CE

Red earthenware with white slip and pigments

29 × 15 × 9 in. (73.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Ruth and Bruce B. Dayton, B.A. 1940
2000.57.3
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Tang dynasty (618–907 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

The Lillian Schloss Collection, New York; purchased in 2000 by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Janet Baker, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, exh. cat. (Santa Ana, Calif.: Bowers Museum, 1996), 53, no. 151, ill.

Refining the Imagination: Tradition, Collecting, and the Vassar Education, exh. cat. (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Vassar College, 1999), 41, no. 3, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.