Chinese collection

Item LL 6616

Accession no: LL 6616
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of a mourner
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 17.7 cm, W. 5.6 cm

Description: Figure of a mourner, a person known to the family or a hired man, belabouring its body to the point of exhaustion; belongs to a set of funeral procession, 49 pieces. Earthenware, moulded and sculpted, with yellow, green and black glazes 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.