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Title

Dancing demon

206 BCE-220 CE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This dancer (pair with EC11.1962), 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.


Details


Other Title

Two exorcists


Place where the work was made

China


Date

206 BCE-220 CE


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware


Dimensions

10.2 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC12.1962



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.