Curly-Haired Youth

A work made of earthenware with brown lead glaze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware with brown lead glaze.

Date:

Tang dynasty (A.D. 618–907), first half of 8th century

Artist:

China

About this artwork

Tang artisans delighted in observing and depicting the foreign traders and travelers who thronged China's major cities. Clad in knee-length pantaloons, this dark-skinned, curly-haired youth evokes Tang descriptions of visitors from "Kunlun," —a site unrelated to the Kunlun Mountains (south of Khotan), instead referring to an area of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, or the Malay Peninsula.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 105

Title

Curly-Haired Youth

Origin

China

Date

618 AD–906 AD

Medium

Earthenware with brown lead glaze

Dimensions

30.2 × 10.5 × 8.1 cm (11 7/8 × 4 1/8 × 3 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1939.221

Extended information about this artwork

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