Han Dynasty Serving Maid Statuette


A hollow-formed terracotta figurine of a standing female in long robe with overlength sleeves; black, white, and red pigments are visible on the surface of the statue.

Date: 206 BC - 220 AD
Period: Han Dynasty
Provenance: From an important London collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Very good condition; one sleeve slightly broken off; surface pigments still visible.

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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.

To discover more about Chinese terracotta statuettes, please visit our relevant blog post: Terracotta Tomb Attendants.

Weight 461 g
Dimensions H 16 cm

Pottery and Porcelain



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