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Chengdu from Han to the Southern and Northern Dynasties Collections

Pottery Singing and Dancing Figurine

Pottery Singing and Dancing Figurine, the Eastern Han Dynasty,

Unearthed in the Han Dynasty tomb at Lijia Liangzi of Jintang County, Chengdu

Size: 60 cm high, 40 cm wide

The pottery figurine, with bare feet, sits on a round cushion and wears a headdress and a pair of pants. He leaves his upper body uncovered and lifts his shoulders. He holds a drum with his left hand and clenches his right fist, beating the drum with a mallet. He reaches out his right foot and curls his left foot, beaming with his face up. His dramatic expression and posture are comical and artistically appealing.