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Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian (Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-220 A.D.)

Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian (Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-220 A.D.). Chinese tomb guardian statues were used during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) to protect the soul of the deceased and the objects included in one's burial from evil. Earthenware. H. 42.6 cm, L. 41.6 cm. © Shanghai Museum; photograph provided by Houston Museum of Natural Science

Geometric Terracotta Horse | 8th Century BC | Price $12,000.00 | Geometric Greek, Greek | Terracotta | Animals, Sculpture | eTiquities by Phoenix Ancient Art

My favourite artifacts at the Shanghai Museum. A pair of funerary terra-cotta figurines of musicians. When you see them live, they are so full of joy it makes you laugh with them.

Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 9 AD) bronze rhinoceros with gold and silver inlay. Beijing National Museum.

The richly adorned tomb of a warrior from China’s Three Kingdoms period (ca. 220-280 A.D.) has been discovered in Xiangyang "BRONZE LOCKS." 5.3-foot-bronze-horse."