Chinese Pottery Funerary Recumbent Figures - Han Dynasty - 206 B.C.- 220A.D.
Size: Height 24,5cm, width 20cm
Object literature: The Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) was a period of great progress and innovation in early China. The visual arts flourished in these four centuries of increased cultural sophistication. Spiritual thought of the period emphasized the continuity between this life and the life experienced after death. Tombs of important officials and landowners were lavishly decorated and stocked with everything the deceased might need in the next world, including favorite belongings, everyday items, and food. Striking ceramic representations of the deceased’s attendants, animals, model homes and granary were among the objects that furnished the tombs.
Object history: Ex Roseberys London