Eastern Han Dynasty Terracotta Statuette of a Merchant

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

The C. Roger Moss OBE collection. The late C. Roger Moss OBE was a renowned art collector who, throughout the years, thanks to his determination and enthusiasm, was able to create an outstanding collection of artworks, most prominently from China and the Orient, but also from other cultures.

Object Condition

Good condition with some retention of the original pigmentation. A crack around the neck and at the back of the top container; a minor crack on the side of the right leg. Earthy encrustations remain on the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:7 x H:14.8 centimeters

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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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