Chinese Han Terracotta Rabbit Figurine

GBP 1,750.00

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Object Description

A finely hollow-modelled Han terracotta figurine depicting a naturalistically portrayed rabbit in a recumbent pose. Its head is modelled pointing forward and the ears are pricked back, capturing the smooth masculine outline and the vivid movements of this rabbit. Facial features, including the eyes, nostrils and mouth are picked out in pinkish-red and black pigments. Its mouth is further decorated with a few confident brush strokes, intimating rabbit whiskers. Black pigment evenly covers its whole body, contrasting with the pinkish-rouge pigment seen inside its ears.

Date: Circa 202 BC – AD 220
Period: The Han Dynasty

Object History

From the collection of a West Country gentleman, formed in 1970s.

Object Condition

Very good condition, with most original pigments visible to the surface. This piece has been thermoluminescence tested at Laboratory Kotalla.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:32 x H:28 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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