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The Han Dynasty

Collection by Dominic DiCarlo

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Figurines of Western Han Dynasty soldiers from the Yangjiawan Tombs near Xianyang in the Shaanxi Province of China century BCE Ancient China, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Statues, Asian Sculptures, Terracotta Army, Provinces Of China, The Han Dynasty, China Art

Figurines of Western Han Dynasty soldiers from the Yangjiawan Tombs near Xianyang in the Shaanxi Province of China mid-2nd century BCE

Photographed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Unknown Chinese, Female Dancer (西漢 彩繪陶舞俑) century B.), Earthenware with slip and pigment, 21 × 9 × 7 in Terracota, Ancient China, Ancient Art, Chinese Artwork, Chinese Painting, Female Dancers, China Art, Chinese Culture, Metropolitan Museum

Female Dancer | China | Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9) | The Met

This figure vividly captures the moment when, with one long sleeve thrown back and the other trailing down, a dancer gently stoops and flexes her knees as she lifts one heel to advance her step, performing a dance described in Han dynasty poetry: “Their long sleeves, twirling and twisting,fill the hall;Gauze-stocking feet…taking mincing steps,Move with slow and easy gaitThey hover about long and continuous, as ifStopped in mid-air;Dazed, one thinks they are about to fall…”

Colored Wide-goose and Fish Shaped Bronze Lamp, Western Han Dynasty AD). Bird Sculpture, Animal Sculptures, Chinese Culture, Chinese Art, Ancient Artefacts, The Han Dynasty, Mystery Of History, Ancient China, Antiquities

Hunan Provincial Museum

Colored Wide-goose and Fish Shaped Bronze Lamp, Western Han Dynasty (207 BC—25 AD).

Emperor Guangwu of the Han Dynasty, as depicted by Yan Liben AD). Thirteen Emperors' Scroll (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA) Asian History, Art History, Chinese Emperor, The Han Dynasty, China Art, Ancient China, Chinese Painting, Hanfu, Ancient Civilizations

Emperor Guangwu (13 January 5 BCE – 29 March 57 CE), born Liu Xiu, was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, restorer of the dynasty in 25 CE and thus founder of the Later Han or Eastern Han (the restored Han Dynasty). He ruled over parts of China at first, and through suppression and conquest of regional warlords, the whole of China was consolidated by the time of his death in 57 CE.

A Concise History of China, Chapter 3 China Map, The Han Dynasty, Luoyang, Square Photos, Flash Photography, Prehistory, Antique Maps, Historical Maps, Cartography

A Concise History of China, Chapter 3

The First Chinese Empire: 255 B.C. to 220 A.D.

The Crossbow was a mechanical bow which used a hook and crank mechanism to pull back the string to fire a bolt, know as a windlass type. It was generally made of yew ash, hazel or elm with iron or steel moving parts for the mechanism. Egyptian Weapons, Chinese Weapons, Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Tibet, Spear Thrower, Medieval Crossbow, Kinetic Toys, Besta

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Replica Han Dynasty crossbow. The Han crossbow was a really effective and brilliantly conceived weapon. The key component of the weapon was its bronze trigger. It was the most important ranged weapon on ancient China and was used with great effect, especially under the Han dynasty. They used them en masse, with alternating shooting and loading, like a musket firing line.

This comb was excavated in 1972 which belonged to Lady Dai (or 'Xin Zhui' (辛追) of the Western Han Dynasty who died around 50 years of age in 163 BC, and was buried in an immense tomb at Mawangdui in Changsha, with more than 1,000 items ranging from drink and food vessels, to silk clothing and tapestries, to figurines of musicians and mourners. Zen Chinese, Exotic Hair, Silk Clothing, The Han Dynasty, Changsha, Archaeological Finds, Hair Combs, Art Object, Ropes

This comb was excavated in 1972 which belonged to Lady Dai (or 'Xin Zhui' (辛追) of the Western Han Dynasty who died around 50 years of age in 163 BC, and was buried in an immense tomb at Mawangdui in Changsha, with more than 1,000 items ranging from drink and food vessels, to silk clothing and tapestries, to figurines of musicians and mourners.

 The sword with central reinforcing ridge on the blade, and trident design where blade meets handle, the handle with raised scale-like inches. Broad Sword, Chinese Armor, Helmet Armor, The Han Dynasty, Concept Weapons, Asian History, Ancient Artifacts, Bronze Age, Ancient Romans

Bronze sword, Han Dynasty, 207 BC - 220 AD. The sword with central reinforcing ridge on the blade, and trident design where blade meets handle, the handle with raised scale-like pattern.17.25 inches.

Gilt bronze tsun wine vessel with mountain scenes and animal feet Eastern Han Dynasty AD). Chinese Landscape, Landscape Art, The Han Dynasty, Prehistory, Chinese Antiques, Bronze Age, Stone Carving, Ancient Egypt, Ceramic Art

China at the Inception of the First Millennium

Gilt bronze tsun wine vessel with mountain scenes and animal feet Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). The origins of Chinese landscape art probably began in the carved stone images of the Han dynasty. This bronze shows rows of mountains inhabited with animals, serving not only as decoration, but also as an ideal representation of the land. Thus, this important work stands at the beginning of landscape art in China.

A pair of painted grey pottery figures of horses and riders, China, Han Dynasty BC-AD - Alain. Chinoiserie, The Han Dynasty, Cultura General, Horse Sculpture, China Art, Chinese Ceramics, Ancient China, Antique China, Chinese Painting

A pair of painted grey pottery figures of horses and riders, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) - Alain.R.Truong

Lot 786. A pair of painted grey pottery figures of horses and riders, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.)...

HAN DYNASTY POTTERY MUSICIAN Chinese Han Dynasty pottery figure; of a seated musician playing a guqin on his lap; H: 8" The Han Dynasty, China Art, Ancient China, Hanfu, Chinese Style, Westerns, Lion Sculpture, Objects, Pottery

HAN DYNASTY POTTERY MUSICIAN - Jul 27, 2014 | I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers in CA

陶奏樂俑 HAN DYNASTY POTTERY MUSICIAN Chinese Han Dynasty pottery figure; of a seated musician playing a guqin on his lap... on Jul 27, 2014

Tomb tripod vessel early century Eastern Han dynasty Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze H: W: cm China Ceramic Jars, Ceramic Pottery, China Today, Freer Gallery, The Han Dynasty, Chinese Art, Chinese Food, Green Copper, Chinese Ceramics

Open F|S: Tomb tripod vessel

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.