Pottery Storyteller Figurine


Sichuan Museum

Sichuan Museum
Chengdu, China

Eastern Han Dynasty.
This is a grey earthen pottery figure made with model.The storyteller with a cone-shaped hair bun, half-closed eyes,a skew mouth with the tougue sticking out, shrugging shoulders, and a circle ornament on the left arm is drumming with a small drum in the left hand and a drum stick in the right hand. The upper part of his body is naked with breasts sagging to the waist. He has a plump abdomen and butt. The baggy trousers have already dropped below his butt and seem to be dropping. He is also barefoot. Ancient people combined objective realism with bold exaggerations in perfect shape of this vivid storyteller. This figurine might be regarded as the father as low comedy of China.


  • Title: Pottery Storyteller Figurine
  • Date Created: 25/220
  • Type: pottery figure
  • 高度: 66.5cm
  • 发掘日期: 1963
  • 发掘地点: Uearthed from a brick tomb in Songjialin, Pixian County, Sichuan Province

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