Winged Beast (Tomb Figure)

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Winged Beast (Tomb Figure), Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–9 A.D.)

Gray earthenware, slip-coated with polychrome pigments
22.2 x 43.8 cm (14 7/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Gift of Stanley Herzman in memory of Gladys Wolfson Herzman; Avery Brundage, Louise Lutz and Russell Tyson Endowments, 1997.337

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago. Selections from the Herzman Collection of Chinese Art: Chinese Ceramics and Lacquers: the Gift of Stanley Herzman in Memory of Gladys Wolfson Herzman, (May 22, 1997-August 31, 1997).

Publication History

Elinor Pearlstein, “Tomb Figure of a Winged Beast,” Museum Studies: Notable Acquisitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Studies, Vol. 30, 1 (2004), pp. 32-33, ill., p. 94.

The Herzman Collection, 2 (Stanley Herzman, 2000), p. 42 (ill.)

Ownership History

Purchased from J. J. Lally, New York