Large Han Dynasty Terracotta figure Of A Court Lady. TL Test conducted by Ralf Kotalla Laboratory in Germany. Report included.
Height: 29.5 Inches (75 cm) Width: 11.5 Inches (29 cm) Depth: 6.4 Inches
Condition is Very Good. Head detached. Possible repairs suspected but not detected.
Provenance: From an old British collection formed in the 1990’s Ca. 206 BC – 220 AD
Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery court figure. This large 29.5 inch female figure is presented wearing the traditional Eastern Han Dynasty court attire, or shenyi, which comprises a long vest tied to the waist with long flaring sleeves and a hair cap. Attendant figures such as this treasure were important to a variety of cultures with afterlife beliefs which involved trials, travels or an afterlife similar to that which was lived on earth.
These figures which are included as funerary offerings reflect the believe that assistance would be helpful in overcoming the difficult environs of the afterlife. Popular choices included warriors, dancers, male and female figures and animals.