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Title

Figure of a boar

0386-0557

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Northern dynasties 420 - 589 → China
    Date
    0386-0557
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    grey earthenware
    Dimensions
    9.5 x 14.5 x 3.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    31.1984
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Wei was one of the more important kingdoms of the long period between Han and Tang. Referred to as one of the Six Dynasties, this time was characterised by strife, civil disorders, and barbarian invasions. Various kingdoms arose and fell and state boundaries were constantly being altered and redefined. Founded in 386 in the northern corner of Shanxi province by a Turkic tribe, by the mid-5th century most of North China was united under the banner of Wei.

    The majority of extant non-Buddhist objects of the Six Dynasties are mortuary objects such as this figure.

    Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, December 1983.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China