Chinese collection

Item LL 6585

Accession no: LL 6585
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of an attendant bearing a silk bag
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 33 cm, W. 9.3 cm

Description: Figure of an attendant bearing a silk bag, with certain personal belongings of the deceased, to be conveyed to the grave; 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.