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Haniwa warrior figure

Haniwa warrior figure

6th-7th century

Ceramic with polychrome
53 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (135.3 x 41.9 x 27.3cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: Excavated in Gunma prefecture, 100 miles north of Tokyo, ca. 1930s (as referenced in Milliken, "Masterpieces of Art," 1962); Masanari Matsubara, Ohta City, Japan; [Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan]; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, January, 1962
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Luminous: The Art of Asia", October 13, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "A Thousand Cranes: Treasures of Japanese Art", February 5 - July 12, 1987 (2/5/1987 - 7/12/1987)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle World's Fair, "Masterpieces of Art", April 21 - September 4, 1962 (4/21/1962 - 9/4/1962)
Published ReferencesKidder, J.E., Jr.. "Japan Before Buddhism." 1959; p. 197, pl. 96.

"100 Masterpieces from the Collection of the Tokyo National Museum." 1959; pl. B.

Milliken, William M. and Davis, Norman. "Masterpieces of Art: Seattle World's Fair." Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, Inc., 1962; pp. 10, 20-21, cat. no. 3, illus.

Rogers, Millard B. "Recent Acquisitions of the Seattle Art Museum." Archaeology, vol .17, no. 4, December 1964; pp. 262-269, illus. b&w 264.

Thomas, Edward B. "Oriental Art in the Seattle Art Museum." Art in America, no. 1, 1965; illus. p. 54

Trubner, Henry. "Asian Art in the Seattle Art Museum: Fifty Years of Collecting." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1983; pp. 10-11, illus. b&w.

Fuller, Richard E. "A Gift to the City." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1993; p. 36.

"Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss." American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2008; pg. 55.

Lukavic, John, "Revolt, 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz." Exh. Cat. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2015; reproduced p. 12 [not in exhibition].

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.