- Museum number
Figure (groom). Made of brown, green glazed earthenware.
- Production date
- 728 (Date recorded for the death of general Liu Tingxun.)
Height: 18.50 inches
- Curator's comments
- This figure and the others in this group are said to be from the tomb of Liu Tingxun on the basis of an article in 'The Burlington Magazine' (January 1921) written by R.L. Hobson. At that time the figures were on loan to the V&A Museum. In this illustrated essay Hobson states that a rubbing of the epitaph tablet from the tomb of Liu Tingxun "followed the figures to this country". It was translated by Arthur Waley and is quoted in the article. The location of this epitaph rubbing is unknown.
- On display (G33/dc31)
- Exhibition history
2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number