Xuzhou Museum (II)

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Name:Terracotta Figures with Human Face and Bird Body

Time:【Tang Dynasty】

Size:Height: 22 cm, Width: 6 cm, Height: 19 cm, Weight: 9 cm

Source:unearthed from Tang Tomb of Huamazhuang, Xuzhou

There are two kinds of figurines, male and female. The female is "Qianqiu", with round face, plump body, wings on her back and hooves on her feet; she is wearing a broad sleeved garment and her hands are arched in front of her chest, which are cloven hooves. "The bird of a thousand years old, the bird of a thousand years old, dressed the body of the bird in cotton as if a human being, looks like a beast just as its name," said Ge Hong in the Eastern Jin Dynasty.

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