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Title

Female mourner

206 BCE-220 CE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This female mourner (pair with EC6.1962) is an example of a more pedestrian tomb figure, lacking the stature, style and detail of other Han funerary figures, and most likely made for tombs of the less wealthy.

Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat.no. X (a).


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

206 BCE-220 CE


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

grey earthenware, unglazed


Dimensions

25.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC5.1962



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983


Referenced in 2 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, 99 (illus.). fig.no. 9

Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, not paginated. cat.no. X. See 'Further Information' for text.