Painted Chinese pottery stickman figure with clear Lucite display stand. The figure is well preserved considering its age.
THIS IS THE LAST OF THREE STICKMEN FOR SALE. They are also known as Yangling figures from the tomb where they were first found near Xian. They are grave goods, replacements for actual human beings once buried with the tomb inhabitant and sacrificed. It is said that Confucius helped bring an end to human sacrifice in burial tombs. It is believed that these figures were dressed in silk garments with wooden arms in various poses.Both male and female examples exist as well as fully-clothed (pottery clothing) examples. The Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty (Hanyangling) is located at Zhangjiawan Village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Xian City, Shaanxi Province. It is a joint tomb of Liu Qi, a notable emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24AD), and his empress, Empress Wang. It was built in the year 153 AD and covers an area of 20 square kilometers 4,942 acres.
Many pictures and videos are presented of the tomb Stickmen on the mausoleum website. One leg broken with repair and restoration over the break.
Miscellaneous areas of lost pigment as well as pigment fade and abrasion and small chips from extended burial. Sales are intended to be as is and final. The item "Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Stickman ca. 220m" is in sale since Saturday, February 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Far Eastern".
The seller is "user2000" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.