An image of Dancing demon

Unknown Artist

Dancing demon

Other titles:
Two exorcists
Location
Not on display
Further information

This dancer (pair with EC11.1962), legs and arms raised as if in time to music, vividly captures the liveliness that must have pervaded Han cities. The figure is small, hand-modelled and unpainted, but immediate in its naturalism and apparent spontaneity.

Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat.no. I.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Han dynasty 206 BCE–220 CE
Year
206 BCE-220 CE
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware
Dimensions
10.2 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962
Accession number
EC12.1962