Chinese - Tomb Figurine: Pig, 3rd century BC


Tomb Figurine: Pig, 3rd century BC

Incised serpentine, 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) length


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Gift from Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), art collector and design theorist, to Isabella Stewart Gardner on 25 December 1922.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 181. (as Chinese, "of the first few centuries [AD]")
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 41 (13 Jun. 1965), p. 2. (as Chinese)
Yasuko Horioka. "Chinese Sculpture-II." Fenway Court (Feb. 1970), pp. 21-22, 24, fig. 3. (as Pre-Han period, style of the Chou dynasty)
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), pp. 8-10, no. 2. (as Chinese, Warring States period, about 3rd century BC)

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