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Huge Ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Farmer Figure - 25 AD

$15,750.00 or Best Offer 13d, $220.00 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: artancientltd (9,301) 99.6%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 391630181890 An ancient Chinese Eastern Han dynasty terracotta figure of a farmer, likely from Sichuan province and dating to 25 – 220 AD. Standing at almost four feet tall, this decorative sculpture towers over most terracotta figures produced during the Han Dynasty. The features are simple and rustic, with prominent ears but an engaging smile that suggests this individual is content with his lot in life. He is shown wearing a flat cap and the humble attire of a farmer, tied with a belt at the waist. Clutching his agricultural tools, there is a strong sense of personality about him. The subjects of Han sculpture encompass virtually every aspect of life and provide visual documents of the nature of Han civilisation. There is something innately understandable about this image, though the features and clothing are somewhat alien, the expression and the scene of a working man holding his tools is relatable even to our modern eyes. The effect is tangible, the fact that this figure is over 1500 years old briefly melts away, allowing a fleeting moment of connection with the distant past. An Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test accompanies this piece, which scientifically dates it to the Han dynasty. Height: 48 inches. Condition: Very good, both feet reattached, left leg reattached, head detachable, possible further minor restorations. Overall in excellent condition for an ancient figure of this large size. Provenance: Ex. US private collection. Part of a large group of large-scale agricultural animals and figures collected in the 1980's by a New York lady. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Original/Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Region of Origin: China, Primary material: Pottery, Dynasty: Han 206 B.C. - 220 A.D., Material: Pottery, Provenance: Ex. US private collection. Part of a large group o

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