Head of a Warrior

  • Excavated from the Fengxiansi Temple Site
  • Tang dynasty
  • Ceramic
  • H-11.5
    Longmen Caves Research Institute
Catalogue Entry

Ceramic/ Excavated from the Fengxiansi Temple Site, Tang dynasty/
H. 11.5 cm/ Longmen Caves Research Institute
This head of a warrior is capped with a helmet and his eyebrows are drawn together to create a fiercely dignified facial expression. This face exudes a sense of strained intensity that belies the small stature of the image. It probably dates from the beginning of the 8th century.