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Title

Watchdog

206 BCE-220 CE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This distinctive model of a mastiff dog is a classic tomb figure (mingqi) of the Han dynasty.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, August 1995.


Details


Other Title

Han Pottery Dog


Place where the work was made

China


Date

206 BCE-220 CE


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware with amber glaze


Dimensions

32.0 x 25.0 x 12.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr T.T. Tsui 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

298.1995



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tomb Sculpture', Sydney, 2003, 80 (colour illus.).