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Kneeling Figure

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

4th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Kneeling Figure, Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 11 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (28.26 x 14.92 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China, Kin-ts'un, Lo-Yang
Culture: Asia, China, Kin-ts'un
Style: Chou dynasty; Warring States period, 4th century BCE
Physical Description: This small sculpture of a kneeling man holding a tube-like vessel in his extended hands is one of a group of similar figures that may have served as torch bearers in a tomb. The sensitively modelled face, with an expression at once tentative and hopeful l
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.114
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009