A terracotta figurine of a male merchant dating to the Eastern Han Dynasty. He is portrayed in a standing pose and wearing the qujupao (曲裾袍), a traditional Han Dynasty dress comprising of a mid-length outer garment with wide sleeves and a tapering hem. His head is slightly tilted to the left, as he sustains the weight of a large container on his right shoulder and holds a smaller one with his left hand, kept straight to his side. Faint remnants of his facial features are still visible: a prominent nose and plump cheeks, which raise slightly behind the man’s serene smile.
Date: AD 25 – 220
Period: Eastern Han Dynasty