Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


Chinese Terracotta Tomb Figure East Han Dynasty

$ 2,500
  • Description
    A small Chinese terracotta tomb figure (Ni Yong) from East Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), likely from the area of nowadays Sichuan. It depicts a sitting male with courtly attires reading a book. His facial expression shows a faint smile. This kind of hand-molded terracotta figure fired at low temperature without glaze was popular in Han dynasty before porcelain was invented. They were made for funeral purpose as part of the burial ceremony to have daily objects to accompany the deceased to the afterlife.
    To a very similar piece, see the last photos showing the collection in Sichuan Provincial Museum, Chengdu, China.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: terracotta
    Condition: Fair. Expected surface wear and some mud residues, there is a small nick on the face as shown.
    Creation Date: 25-220AD
    Styles / Movements: Religious, Asian, Ancient Art
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 390742
  • Dimensions
    W. 8 in; H. 10 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 20.32 cm; H. 25.4 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
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