Clay Figurine Featuring Storytelling

【Archaeology & Relics】Time:2022-11-29      Source:本站      Views:144


Art works could transform happiness to witness. Are you fascinated by this little man’s infectious smile?

Storytelling as a genre of entertainment was very popular in Han Dynasty.

The statue in the picture, rich in local color, portrays a barechested and barefooted storyteller. Holding a drum under his left arm and a stick in his right hand, he tells stories in a humorous, dramatizing manner.

The discovery of many similar figurines in Eastern Han tombs in Sichuan Province indicates the popularity of storytelling in the ancient Shu territory.


Copyright: A Journey into China’s Antiquity– Chinese History in Cultural Relics, Blossom Press