A rare Han dynasty grey pottery Figure circa 206 BCE-220 CE China.

A rare Han dynasty grey pottery Figure circa 206 BCE-220 CE China.
A rare figure of a foreign groom holding a jug
height 30 cm
condition: small restoration on waist otherwise fine
Culture/Period: Han dynasty   circa 206 BCE-220 CE
Price: £295

 

 

 

 

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As early as the 4th Century BC, pottery figurines were used in tombs  With the Han Dynasty came the trend of burying the dead with luxurious burial goods and pottery figurines were used in large quantities as burial articles. The figurines were given definite features during the dynasties of the Qin, Han, Southern and Northern, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming.

Many  tombs were equipped with the necessities of everyday life including furniture, cooking utensils, and even food, items thought to provide comfort and ease the soul’s transition to the afterlife.

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