Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Yangling "Stick" Figure
This tall pottery figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). There are several different known types of such "stick" figures, or "Yangling" figures, named after the location of their original discovery. This particular figure is not as refined as some and is of the type that appears to have been carved from one piece of clay, judging by the marks of manufacture on the surface, although presumably the head wasmade separately and then luted onto the body prior to firing.
This is a tall figure, with a height of 57.5 cm (22.5 inches) off the stand. This figure has been professionally restored and is in good presentable condition, coming complete with a Perspex display stand.
Note: this figure is one of a group we bought many 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.
For information: an almost identical figure is illustrated and described in He Li's fine book, "Chinese Ceramics, The new Standard Guide".
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