figure (communication artefact)

Ceramic portrait figure of a high-ranking Manchu minister or officer of the imperial bodyguard with movable head, wearing long black robe with horse-hoof cuffs, yellow waist-length surcoat, huangmagua, decorated with large dragon roundel at front, conical summer hat (partly damaged) and boots; made of painted clay and with bristle pigtail.

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