Fine Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery "Stick" Girl
This fine and rare painted pottery figure of a nude girl was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is one of a variety of "Yangling" figures, more commonly known as "stick" figures. The vast majority of Yangling figures represent males; female figures are particularly rare. It is made from a dense fine-grained grey pottery that has been "cold painted" after firing in a pale brown / flesh-coloured pigment with the details of the facial features and hair picked out in black pigment. It is believed that such figures originally had wooden articulated arms that have, of course, long since rotted away. Note the fine detail of the face and hair; truly exquisite!
It comes complete with a Perspex display stand.
Height 55 cm (21.5 inches) when measured off the stand. Realistically there is most likely some repair and/or restoration, although any such repairs have clearly been performed to a professional standard. Chip to edge of foot. This is a fine example in very good condition.
Note: this figure is one of a group we bought some years ago, another of which we had TL tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd. and we show that TL analysis report purely for information. This particular figure has not been tested although that can be arranged for an additional fee.
This figure is available to view at our gallery.
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