Standing Terracotta Mingki Figure of an Elegant Banner Bearer in White Robe – Original Painting from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).
Mingkis are burial figurines or “spirit utensils” popularized during the formative Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The goal of which was to comfort the deceased in their afterlife. The delightful naturalism of this bearer is central to it’s purpose of providing the departed with entertainment, service, and guardianship.
This piece is accompanied by a Thermoluminescense Test from Ralph Kotalla NE: 16K200105 (Worldwide Oldest Private Laboratory Specialized for Genuine Analyses) in Germany. Measurement: 49.5 cm