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Northern Wei Dynasty "Tian Yanhe" stone statue
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The artistic style of this statue is quite distinctive to be with the elegant artefacts of the late Northern Wei Dynasty. Its simple shape, delicate design, the craftsmanship of the lifelike engraving, makes it a most remarkable statue among the ancient stone statues.

History of the Object
Unearthed in the suburb of the Qixian county, Hebi, Henan in 1973.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Stone 
Measurements
96 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Henan; Hebi; Qixian county 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 6th century 
Creation date
4th Century - 6th Century; 384 - 534; Northern Wei Dynasty 
Function
Monument 
Acquisition
Unearthed in the suburb of the QIxian county, Hebi, Henan in 1973 and subsequently acquired by the Henan Museum. 
Copyright
Henan Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Henan Museum 
Museum
Henan Museum 
Credit line
Collection 

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