TAASA REVIEW VOLUME 29 NO.2 – TAASA Review June 2020


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and Ming dynasties and illustrate the types of companions considered essential in the afterlife, part of the deceased’s community such as entertainers, courtesans and officials.

A large, gambolling terracotta figure from the Han dynasty possibly represents a balladeer, clown or dancer.

Another figure, of a plump Tang dynasty woman, is usually associated with a favoured concubine of the Tang emperor Xuanzong (712 – 756)...