Chinese collection

Item LL 6591

Accession no: LL 6591
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of a musician playing a sanxian on horseback
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 34.5 cm, W. 9.5 cm

Description: Figure of a musician playing a plucked string instrument (sanxian) on horseback; belongs to a set of funeral procession, 49 pieces. Earthenware, moulded and sculpted, painted in blue, black and white in the style of Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD).

Acquired by the 2nd Lord Leverhulme in 1937. Curator’s Report to the Trustees of June 1937 in the LLAG archives.