A pair of Han Dynasty warriors in underlying grey pottery, with much of the original painted pigments remaining. This painting depicts the faces clearly, each of which bears a stern expression. The warriors wear body armour over their thigh-length tunics and shortened trousers. The hands are clenched and have a central hole, which would have formerly held weapons, such as spears or swords.
Sold with custom-made perspex stand.
A. Height 47.5 cms.
B. Height 49 cms.
Date: Circa 2nd - 1st Century BC Period: Western Han Dynasty China Condition: Excellent condition.
The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), and its art is notable for aiming to give form to everyday people and objects. It was a period of significant economic growth, and this facilitated discovery and innovation: technical possibilities in the arts increased as a result, enabling artists to push boundaries. The art of the Han dynasty is largely decorative – a shift away from the functional, ritualistic art of the previous Qin dynasty.
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