Guardian of one of the quarters of the Buddhist heaven. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, dressed in armor and standing on a kneeling bull. A fine blue predominates in color scheme, with details in white, brown, mottled green and yellow. Elements of Sassanian design appear on the armor. Head, phoenix headdress, and hands unglazed.

Tomb retinue, early 8th century

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Details
Title
Tomb retinue
Role
Artist
Accession Number
49.1.3
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Guardian of one of the quarters of the Buddhist heaven. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, dressed in armor and standing on a kneeling bull. A fine blue predominates in color scheme, with details in white, brown, mottled green and yellow. Elements of Sassanian design appear on the armor. Head, phoenix headdress, and hands unglazed.