Figure of a tortoiseOn display
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Figure of a tortoise
Date1st half of the 8th century AD
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with dark-blue and yellow glazes
Dimensions2.7 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.