Fine Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery "Stick" Girl with Oxford TL Test
This fine and rare painted pottery figure was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), more specifically, the 2nd century BC, during the Western Han period. 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. 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 custom-made Perspex display stand.
Height 51.5 cm (20.25 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. This is a fine example.
This particular figure has not previously been offered for sale on our website. Several years ago we had it tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide, and the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this item is shown with our pictures, confirming the date of manufacture as "between 1500 and 2400 years ago".
This figure is available to view at our gallery.
For an almost identical, but not TL tested example, please see our item stock number MA032.
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