Kneeling camel with Mongolian driver. Red earthenware with traces of white slip. Painted with black and red pigments.

Tomb Figure of a Kneeling Camel with Driver, 618-906

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This well-modeled Bactrian camel and his central Asian driver reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Tang art. The camel was the primary beast of burden along the great caravan routes which linked Tang China with Central Asia and the Middle East. This surly beast, as well as the various foreign peoples which thronged the great markets of Ch'ang-an and Lo-yang, became favorite and exotic subjects for the observant Tang potters.

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Tomb Figure of a Kneeling Camel with Driver
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Accession Number
50.46.178a,b
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Kneeling camel with Mongolian driver. Red earthenware with traces of white slip. Painted with black and red pigments.