Earthenware model of a camel with head thrown back
- Object Number: STKMG:1948.P.94
- Simple Name: figure
- Full Name: camel
- Production Place: China
- Production Period:
- Summary: Earthenware model of a camel with head thrown back. Pink body with orange and cream glaze on a rectangular base. Tang dynasty, 618-907AD.
- Terms:East Asian
- Terms:death & burial
- Additional Notes: Tang dynasty models of camels serve as a reminder of the activity of foreign merchants who came with camel trains to trade along the Silk Road. This camel is a funerary scultpture, made to accompany the deceased into the afterlife.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery