Standing Tomb Attendant

Unidentified Northern Wei Dynasty maker, Chinese, 386 - 581


Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534

Terracotta with pigment

Overall: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)

Overall: 1 1/8 × 3 1/2 × 14 5/8 in. (2.9 × 8.9 × 37.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Patrick C. Hill



Place Made: China, East Asia, Asia



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Not signed.

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.

The Nature of Empire, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-August 19, 1984.


Collected by Genevieve Carpenter Hill (1902-1984), Charlotte, Vermont between 1921-1981; given to present collection, 1981.

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