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Chinese Bactrian camel figure

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An image of Bactrian camel. Unknown maker, China. Its thick padded feet stand on a small rectangular base, and a felt saddle blanket surrounds its double humps. On its tail is a touch of lead glaze. Unglazed, moulded white earthenware covered in white slip, with traces of black, white and red paint, height, 38.1 cm, circa 618-906. Tang Dynasty (618-907).

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Bactrian camel. Unknown maker, China. Its thick padded feet stand on a small rectangular base, and a felt saddle blanket surrounds its double humps. On its tail is a touch of lead glaze. Unglazed, moulded white earthenware covered in white slip, with traces of black, white and red paint, height, 38.1 cm, circa 618-906. Tang Dynasty (618-907).

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  • Accession Number: C.30-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 797 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 400.47kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2012:09:13 15:14:06

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