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Western Han
西汉
Pottery Figurine of a Man Holding a Shield
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The pottery figure of a man holding a shield shown above was made as a funerary object. It is probably a servant waiting to give the shield to his master, considering the way in which he is carrying the shield. The figure dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 25 AD). It was found at a dig in Tangjia Village, Xi'an.











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