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Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China


An exhibition themed on women's lives during the Han (206 BC-220 AD) and Tang (618-907) dynasties is ongoing at the Tianjin Museum, which is showing nearly 100 pieces of exquisite cultural relics. Ancient pottery figurines relating to females, as well as gold, silver and jade items and bronze mirrors are on exhibit.

Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
Pottery figurines from the Sixteen Kingdoms period (about 1,600 years ago) portraying women playing music 
are on display at the Tianjin Museum in Tianjin, March 18, 2017 [Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
Pottery figurines from the Tang Dynasty portray pregnant women 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A pottery figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman wearing makeup 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman whose hair is styled in double 
topknots wearing a man's clothes [Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A fashionable hair style crowns this statue of a woman's head dating from the Tang Dynasty 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine of a woman's head dating from the Tang Dynasty portrays her with a fashionable besom-shaped hairstyle 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A dancing figurine from the Sui Dynasty (581-618) is among the exhibits 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine from the Han Dynasty portrays a woman wearing a cowl-like hat and flared skirt 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman holding a plate 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman wearing a brocade scarf and a high-waisted skirt 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
This sitting figurine is from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman riding a horse for hunting 
[Credit: VCG]
Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient China
The Tang Dynasty painting, A Palace Concert, depicts women's entrainment 
[Credit: VCG]
The exhibition features the first female-themed show in the Tianjin Museum and it is presented in collaboration with the Xi'an Museum. It reveals the fashionable life of women in the ancient capital, Chang'an, through clothing, makeup, scenes of feasting, music and dance. The exhibition will run through May 4.

Source: China Daily [March 20, 2017]
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