Standing Attendant (Tomb Figurine)

A work made of wood with traces of polychrome pigments.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of wood with traces of polychrome pigments.

Date:

Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (480–221 B.C.), 4th/3rd century B.C.

Artist:

China

About this artwork

In Chu tombs, wood sculptures of men and women were placed in compartments surrounding the coffin. Natural weathering has accentuated the elegant attenuation of these figures. Some were constructed with separate forearms and hands, now lost, that were tenoned into small holes in their sleeves.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Standing Attendant (Tomb Figurine)

Origin

China

Date

399 BC–200 BC

Medium

Wood with traces of polychrome pigments

Dimensions

49.1 × 10.3 × 6.1 cm (19 5/16 × 4 1/16 × 2 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Florene M. Schoenborn

Reference Number

1986.1303

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share