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Acrobat
Han Dynasty

Two figures in vertical formation with the first figure with one arm raised to support the second figure in a handstand. The separate figure doing a back flip, traces of white, orange, red pigment.
Such figures as well as musicians entertainers, dancers and storytellers were an important part of court life in the Han period.

Height (1) 8.5cm 3 3/8 inches Length 14cm 5 4/8 inches
Height (2) 26cm 10 2/8 inches

 

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