Figure of a Seated Musician


Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)

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The musical instruments depicted among this group of pottery figures (36.12.1, .2, .10–.13, .16) are typical of those used in popular music of the Han period (206 B.C.–A.D. 220). The instruments all had long histories, having existed for centuries, in the case of the zither, or millennia, in the case of the flute (now missing from the figure of the flutist).

Figure of a Seated Musician, Brownish pottery with traces of color, China

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