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Grimacing figure
M.C. 8409
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Recent excavations suggest that the piece belongs to the neolithic Shijiahe culture. Such carved figures were in use for more than 500 years due to their prestige. Some of them were discovered at Anyang, in the tomb of Fou Hao, wife of the king Wuding, dated from the end of the 13rd century B.C. The iconography of these grimacing figures is still enigmatic.

History of the Object
Before being given to the museum, the grimacing figure was in the private collection of Jean Daridan.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
nephrite 
Measurements
Width 0,5 cm Height 6,2 cm Length 2,5 cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Hubei Province 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 27th century ~ BCE 21th century 
Creation date
BCE 27th Century - 21st Century; Shijiahe culture ( c. 2600 - c. 2000 B.C.) 
Function
This kind of objects was put into the grave with the dead. 
Acquisition
This object was given to the Musée Cernuschi in 1947 by Jean Daridan. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Musée Cernuschi, Musée des Arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris 
Museum
Musée Cernuschi 
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