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  • Jade Standing Figure

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Jade Standing Figure

    Tang period, 618 - 907

    Wearing an unusual headdress that is bound at the forehead and secured with ribbons at the back, this jade figure clearly represents a non-Chinese, possibly a Tocharian from Central Asia, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of society during the Tang period. 

    Height: 5.9cm