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An image of Female mourner by
Alternate image of Female mourner by

China

Title
Female mourner
Place of origin
China
Period
Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE → China
Year
206 BCE-220 CE
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
grey earthenware, unglazed
Dimensions

25.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962
Accession number
EC6.1962
Location
Not on display
Further information

This female mourner (pair with EC5.1962) 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 (b).

Bibliography (2)

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.

Exhibition history (1)

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