Camel, China, glazed earthenware



Tang dynasty (618-906), About 700

Caravans of hundreds of camels made their way back and forth across the Silk Road. With its wide-placed feet that kept it from sinking in the sand, and its ability to go days without water, the camel was the ideal pack animal for this arduous trip.

  • Titles Camel (Descriptive)
  • Artist China
  • Medium glazed earthenware
  • Dimensions 31 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 9 in. (80 x 62.2 x 22.9 cm)
  • Credit Line Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. William M. Spencer III, the Museum Store, and the Endowed Fund for Asian Art Acquisitions, 1994.117
  • Work Type camel
  • Classification Sculpture
  • On View