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Earthenware dancing figures and musicians
Heritage information

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◇ Collection Name:Earthenware dancing figures and musicians

◇ Historical date:Western Han dynasty

◇ Collection Size:Height : 47-49 cm

◇ Collection Source:Excavated at the tomb of the king of Chu at Tuolanshan in 1989-1990

Introduction of cultural relics
       Those exquisite dancers and musician figures found at Tuolanshan provide a fascinating insight into the rich , colorful life of the Han. This group consists of 4 dancers in diffenrent postures and musicians. The performance seems to be a popular Chu dance of the period that featured long waving sleeves and swaying movements. The realistic depiction of se(an ancient Chinese musical instrument) provides impportant imformation foe the study of Han musical instruments. Similar earthenware dancers and musicians were also found in the entertainment hall in the auxiliary complec of the tomb at Beidongshan.