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A pair of Figurines in Celadon – Displaying proof-reading of Western Jin Dynasty
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This pair of figurines is made of pottery and then sculptured. The lofty hats and long robes that the figurines wear, were uniforms worn by civil officials since the Han Dynasty. The figurines are very vivid and lifelike, demonstrating the craftsmanship of pottery and sculpture of the Jin Dynasty (265 – 420). Unearthed from the tomb of the Western Jin Dynasty (265 – 316), the object is one of the earliest potteries of which the exact date can be figured out. What’s more, the two figurines are the only figurines ever found that display a special method of proofreading, enabling us to learn about how proofreading was conducted by the Ancients.

History of the Object
Unearthed from Tomb No.9 at Jinpenling, Changsha City in 1958.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Pottery 
Measurements
Height 17.2 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Changsha City,Hunan Province, China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 4th century 
Creation date
4th Century; 302; Second year of the Yongning’s reign, Western Jin Dynasty 
Function
A funerary object. It is assumed to reflect the occupation of the dead buried in the tomb. 
Acquisition
Unearthed from Tomb No.9 at Jinpenling, Changsha City in 1958 and later collected by Hunan Provincial Museum 
Copyright
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Credit line
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng 

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