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Performance from Western Han Dynasty 'captured' in pottery

Updated: 2023-05-18 15:57 ( english.jinan.gov.cn )
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On both sides stand seven spectators with their hands folded. [Photo/Jinan Daily]

Initially, Baixi was considered a crude and unsophisticated folk art that lacked the refinement needed to be performed in the royal court. But thanks to Liu Bang, who rose from a grassroots leader to become the Han emperor, the performances were eventually showcased to the royal court and grew in popularity.

This group of pottery figurines is extremely rare in China because of its age, richness of content and completeness.

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