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Large Earthenware Terracotta Goat from the Han Dynasty(206 BC to 220 AD)

Large Earthenware Terracotta Goat from the Han Dynasty(206 BC to 220 AD)

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This terracotta goat characterized by stylized features common to the period. Such animal figures might have served ritualistic or religious purposes, reflecting the practices and beliefs concerning life and the afterlife.

Period : Han Dynasty(206 BC to 220 AD)
Type : Statue
Medium : Earthenware Terracotta
Height : 59.1 cm
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in the year 1999.


* Han Dynasty Terracotta:

The Han Dynasty spanned from 206 BC to 220 AD, a period renowned for its advancements in pottery. The terracotta works from this era are a vital part of ancient Chinese art, often found in the form of burial objects such as warrior figurines, animal statues, and deities. These pieces were typically made from a clay that fired to a gray or reddish-brown finish, with some items receiving glazed decoration.

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