Global Art & Artifacts

Han dynasty

Fragment Terracotta Attendant / Servant Head.  Han Dynasty. Henan Province.  Central China.

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    This piece was unearthed in Henan, a province in central China’s Yellow River Valley, almost a century ago.  Often recognized as the place where Chinese civilization originated, this piece is from the Han Dynasty (circa 200 B.C.).  This period was the golden age of Chinese culture,… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail:  The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD).  I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… Continue reading

Rosewood General Guan Gong / Guan Yu Warrior Statue, China

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Detail:  Guan Yu or Guan Gong played a significant role in the civil war that lead to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of the Shu Han.  Many countries regard him as the God of Wealth or God of Protection but he is mostly known… Continue reading

Han Dynasty-style Sin-you / Dog / Dragon, China

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This is a Han Dynasty traditional motif with markings of longevity and wisdom.  Probably a brass cast with brass wire forming the inlaid pattern.  The Sin-you is symbolic of justice and truth.  Circa mid-1900’s.  In very good condition.   This item has been SOLD.  Thanks Mark S. !!  
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