Figure of a Central Asian Foreigner
- 618–906 CE
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Ceramic, stucco, and paint
- 4 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 2 in. (12.38 × 6.99 × 5.08 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- 304 SNAIL GALLERY
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vernett Slater
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
This dwarf figure shows Chinese interest in foreigners from the Silk Road. Dwarves, who were thought to come from exotic lands to the north and west, were often entertainers in China.
Dr. Anne Bromberg, DMA unpublished material.