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Title

Female mourner

206 BCE-220 CE

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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).

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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

  • Bibliography

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

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