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Cizhou-type stoneware figure, the bust of an emperor, with a hollow interior. The figure is cream, with the features painted in brown. There is an inscription on the back.
- 1368-1500 (about)
- Made in: China (North)
- Height: 213 millimetres
Inscription Positionacross the back
Inscription TransliterationDa Song Guangzong Huangdi
Inscription TranslationEmperor Guangzong of the Song dynasty
Inscription Comment大宋光宗皇帝 (Da Song Guangzong Huangdi ‘ Emperor Guangzong of the Song dynasty’). Emperor Guangzong was a Southern Song emperor who was born as 趙惇 Zhao Dun. He ruled between AD 1189 and 1194.
Published PDF date : 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bust of an Emperor
This bust is inscribed in iron-brown 大宋光宗皇帝 (Da Song Guangzong Huangdi ‘ Emperor Guangzong of the Song dynasty’). Emperor Guangzong was a Southern Song emperor who was born as 趙惇Zhao Dun. He ruled between AD 1189 and 1194. It is unclear why this stoneware bust was made.
Stoneware, with applied decoration, cream slip and iron-brown painting
North China 中國北部
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1500
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Object reference number: RRC38736
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