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Song Dynasty
宋代
Kowtowing Pottery Figure - Funerary Object
跪拜俑
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This official is shown kowtowing either to a higher official or to the emperor. The kowtow was used as part of the ritual of filial piety in many circumstances. For instance, during a marriage ceremony, the couple would kowtow three times to the husband's father. The figure was used as a burial object during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD). Another view is shown on the next page.











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Last update: March 2010
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