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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
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
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.