Pottery Figurine of a Storyteller

 Pottery Figurine of a Storyteller

Produced in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), this pottery figurine, 50 cm high, was excavated in 1982 from Mount Tianhui in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Wearing a turban, the bare-chested storyteller holds a drum in his right hand, and a drum-stick in his left hand. Grinning from ear to ear, the storyteller appears to be enjoying himself.