A fine Chinese Han Dynasty tomb figure
Han dynasty Circa 206 BC_22AD China
Standing pottery figure of a court attendant standing serenely with flowing robes
Height 30cm including stand
Condition, some minor restoration to body otherwise fine
Price £ 435 GBP
Pottery Figurines: 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 Han Dynasty 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.