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Sculpture of Xuanwu (Daoist deity of the North)

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Provenance

Morrill family purchased figure from the Asian art dealer Aronson in 1967. Morrill received a temporary import permit to bring the statue to Italy during the late 60s early 70s. Returned to the USA in 1976.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Morrill

Chinese, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573–1619

Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 20 x 15cm (18 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 5 7/8in.)

Accession Number

1979.785

Medium or Technique

Jingdezhen-ware porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain