Tomb Guardian Figure (Tian Wang, Heavenly King)

Unidentified maker, Chinese, 1644 - 1911


probably Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Polychrome wood

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert L. Ripley, Class of 1939H



Place Made: China, East Asia, Asia

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Funerary Equipment

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Figural Sculpture: Selections from the Permanent Collection, SArt 16, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 3-October 23, 1994.


Collected by Robert L. (born LeRoy Robert) Ripley (1890-1949), Mamaroneck, New York, early 20th century (The Ripley's Believe It or Not Collection); given to present collection, 1940.

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