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Winged Beast (Tomb Figure)

A work made of gray earthenware, slip-coated with polychrome pigments.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gray earthenware, slip-coated with polychrome pigments.


Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–9 A.D.)



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On View, Gallery 133


Arts of Asia


Winged Beast (Tomb Figure)


China (Object made in)

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200 BCE–101 BCE


Gray earthenware, slip-coated with polychrome pigments


22.2 × 43.8 cm (14 7/8 × 27 1/2 in.)

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Gift of Stanley Herzman in memory of Gladys Wolfson Herzman; Avery Brundage, Louise Lutz and Russell Tyson Endowments

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