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Small bronze statue of Mao Zedong
MinHAN001 (private collection)
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Chosen and explained by Min HAN "Mao Zedong Becomes an Amulet". The small bronze statue is scaled to 1% of the original, which is 10.1 meters high and found at the Shaoshan Square. People buy this statue and place it as an amulet in their house or car to ensure the safety of their family, perfect health and business prosperity.

History of the Object
Mao Zedong was born is in Shaoshan in Hunan, where over one million tourists visit from across the nation every year. The most popular type of souvenir is a small bronze statue. Local Shaoshan Dishuidong Sightseeing Souvenir Company began to sell these statues to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Mao Tse-tung’s birth in 2003.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
bronze 
Measurements
Height 10 cm.  
Creator name
Chinese 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 21th century ~ AD 21th century 
Creation date
21st Century; 2003 
Function
amulet 
Acquisition
Collected in 2003 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Min HAN 
Museum
National Museum of Ethnology 
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