Court Lady and Dancer, anonymous, c. 600 - c. 699

Court Lady and Dancer, anonymous, c. 600 - c. 699

painting, h 38.5cm × l 12.1cm × w 10.9cm More details

These kinds of figurines were placed in tombs with the deceased. The woman’s hair and clothing make it clear that she is a court lady. She holds a shuttle and a pair of scissors. The man is a westerner. This illustrates the interaction between China and the West, which in the time of the Tang dynasty (618-907) occurred via the silk route.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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