Figurine of Chinese Tomb Guardian

Description
This pottery figure is shown wearing armour and stands on what seems to be an ox. The figure originally held a sword or spear. Tomb guardians were placed with the dead to protect them from evil in the afterlife. This example dates from the Tang dynasty (AD 618 - 907). It is part of a collection of Chinese ceramics created by F E Colthurst and given to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 77.OS.118/11
Collection Class
Asia
Common Name
figurine of Chinese Tomb Guardian
Simple Name
figurine
Period Classification
Early Medieval (AD 410-1066)
Production Date
618-907
Production Country
China
Production Continent
Asia
Material
pottery, earthenware

    Tell Us What You Think

    Subject to approval, your name and blog comment will be made public. Any comment replies from RAMM will also be public. Your email address will never be published. If you wish to contact us privately, please use the Contact form. Required fields are marked *