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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Figure of a Dignitary
Creation Start Date: 1100
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 12th century - 13th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: Glazed pottery
Dimensions: H.17-1/2 x W.6-7/8 x D.7-3/8 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 2000.158.1
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
This "table-top" ceramic sculpture depicts the court official Kuan Chung also called Kuan Ti and Kuan Yu. Kuan is the general whose legendary exploits during the Three Kingdoms period (221-265) brought order out of the chaos caused by the collapse of the Han dynasty in 221. He was eventually deified as the patron deity of literature but was most commonly worshiped as the god of war, protector against strife and evil.
Shown seated on a low-backed arm chair wearing an official dragon robe, court hat, and ceremonial girdle, the dignitary appears with calm resolute expression.
Tz'u-chou pottery sculpture is relatively uncommon and the large scale and unusual palette of green, blue and aubergine enamels seen here is extremely rare. The Tz'u-chou kilns of North China were exceptionally innovative and this figurine is an important early example of the overglaze enamel decoration.
AMICA ID: MIA_.2000.158.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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