Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient times

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2017-03-20 11:26:24

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. [Photo/VCG]

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.

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.

Pottery figurines from the Tang Dynasty portray pregnant women. [Photo/VCG]

A pottery figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman wearing makeup. [Photo/VCG]

A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman whose hair is styled in double topknots wearing a man's clothes. [Photo/VCG]

A fashionable hair style crowns this statue of a woman's head dating from the Tang Dynasty. [Photo/VCG]

A figurine of a woman's head dating from the Tang Dynasty portrays her with a fashionable besom-shaped hairstyle. [Photo/VCG]

A dancing figurine from the Sui Dynasty (581-618) is among the exhibits. [Photo/VCG]

A figurine from the Han Dynasty portrays a woman wearing a cowl-like hat and flared skirt. [Photo/VCG]

A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman holding a plate. [Photo/VCG]

A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman wearing a brocade scarf and a high-waisted skirt. [Photo/VCG]

This sitting figurine is from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). [Photo/VCG]

A figurine from the Tang Dynasty portrays a woman riding a horse for hunting.[Photo/VCG]

The Tang Dynasty painting, A Palace Concert, depicts women's entrainment. [Photo/VCG]

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