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Pottery figurines showcase women's lives in ancient times
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-03-21
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 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]


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


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]


 
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