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JIN DYNASTY SHANXI TOMB BRICKS OF FLUTIST & DRUMMER (1115-1234 AD)

JIN DYNASTY SHANXI TOMB BRICKS OF FLUTIST & DRUMMER (1115-1234 AD)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1269880
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Stupendous and very rare JIN DYNASTY SHANXI TERRACOTTA TOMB BRICKS individually mounted on museum quality stands. One depicts a festive flute player in flowing robes, the other a drummer playing the waist drum (1115 -1234 A.D.), China. The Jin Dynasty which co-existed with SONG, China early in the 12th Century, were forest dwellers known as Jurchen, who spoke an inner Altaic language and had conquered the Manchurian heartland in 1115. Their leader Aguda (r. 1113-1123) named his Chinese style Dynasty "JIN", meaning "gold", which was found in their homeland on the Ashi river, a tributary of the Sungari. They began to sweep southwards, and eventually held much of North China. By Chinese standards, the Jin had a relatively short tenure of 119 years, but most of the brick tombs found were constructed during this time. Good condition, no restorations. Sizes: Flute Player H. 40.5 cm x W. 19.5 cm.; Drummer H. 15.5" x W. 8" (39.5 cm. x 20 cm.), both excluding stand. For additional photos etc. please go to items #1150835 and 1150858.