Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: 7th century
Medium: Unfired clay with pigment
Dimensions: H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification: Tomb Pottery
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1951
Accession Number: 51.93a, b
This painted clay figure likely comes from Astana, Xinjiang, in the far northwest of China. It reflects both the political reach of the Tang empire as it expanded into Central Asia and the influence of the West on the fashions of the time.