This dancer (pair with EC12.1962), legs and arms raised as if in time to music, vividly captures the liveliness that must have pervaded Han cities. The figure is small, hand-modelled and unpainted, but immediate in its naturalism and apparent spontaneity.
Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat.no. I.
Edmund Capon, The Australian Antique Collector, 'Chinese tomb figures in the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 96-101, Chippendale, Jan 1981-Jun 1981, 97 (illus.). fig.no. 3
Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 18. cat.no. 8
Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, not paginated. cat.no. XI See 'Further Information' for text.
An Englishman's Home, David Jones Ltd, Sydney, 1941 -
Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983