Chinese - Tomb Figurine: Dog, 206 BC-220 AD

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Tomb Figurine: Dog, 206 BC-220 AD

Green glazed earthenware, 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.) height

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Accession number

C21w23

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Dr. Wilson Foss from the gallery Parish-Watson & Co., New York in Boston for $500 on 14 December 1922, through the art critic and design theorist Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935).

Bibliography

Chinese Pottery of the Han, T'ang and Sung Dynasties. Exh. cat. (New York, Parish-Watson & Co., 1917), p. 27, no. 24. (as Han dynasty)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 180-81. (Chinese, Han dynasty, 206 BC-221 AD)
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 41 (13 Jun. 1965), p. 2. (as ascribed to the Han period, 206 BC-221 AD)
Yasuko Horioka. "Chinese Sculpture-II." Fenway Court (Feb. 1970), pp. 23-24, fig. 5. (as Han Dynasty)
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), pp. 12-13, no. 4. (as Chinese, Han dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD)


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