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Fragment of embossed brick in terracotta

Lot reference 17899501
Fragment of embossed brick in terracotta

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Han period (206 BC – 200 AD Early 1st century to late 3rd century - China

Object: Fragment de brique estampé
Culture: Ancient Chinese
Century/ Timeframe: Début du 1er au Début 3ème Siècle
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions (in cm): Largeur : 32,8 Hauteur : 10,2 Profondeur : 17,2
Origin: China

China art - Fragment of embossed brick

Terracotta sculpture with carved decor in light relief with a frieze of characters and horses

Several elements are characteristic elements of the Han dynasty, this piece:

The representation of horses, the costumes of the characters and the cart stamped on this brick are perfectly in the stylistics of the Han dynasty

The iconography of this fragment reminds of the later Han period when compared to the national Museum of China; Indeed, one of the bricks visible at the museum, ‘brick representing tanks with drivers and tightrope walkers’ presents an amazing similarity with carts, horses, and the characters of this fragment

The base (black base and/or plexi support) of presentation on the photo is not included in the sale, used only for photo taking.


Established beginning of 1st (25 AD) - beginning of the third century (200 AD , because this piece comes from a set of 9 bricks of which one brick was tested in TL on two samples having given a last date of 1760 years +/-140 which corresponds to the period of the later Han dynasty.


Former Belgian private collection of the owner of the Rambagh in Belgium, acquired at the end of the 1980s.

Art market

A piece from the set of 9 bricks was put on sale by Auction Art Rémy Le Fur & Associés when selling Asian Arts of 24/06/2016
See catalogue page 5 lot no. 5 and photo of the sale

Scientific analysis

There is no TL for this piece.
Vision and acceptance of a piece in the lot of the 13 pieces made by the firm Porter & Associates during the sale of 24/06/2016


For Belgium delivery will be hand-delivered by the seller.
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