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16 November, 19:22

Chinese archaeologists find clay figurines from the Northern Wei period

Chinese archaeologists find clay figurines from the Northern Wei period
In the Chinese city of Datong (Shanxi Province), employees of the Datong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology unearthed a tomb with dozens of clay figures. The object, designated "tomb 113", is part of a large group of burials. The items are displayed in a certain order: ceramic riders are the first, followed by workers, animals with carts, musicians, acrobats, and dancers. All the figurines have wide-set eyes, they are dressed in long robes with a cutout, shod in boots. Seated women can see high hats with a vertical slit in front and behind.
The person buried in the tomb had a high status in the Northern Wei Empire (386-535). Judging by the style of ceramics, items were made towards the end of the 5th century, when the city of Pingcheng was still the capital of the state.
In 493, the Northern Wei moved their capital to Luoyang. Pingcheng was soon destroyed by nomadic tribes, and the city remained in decline for several centuries. Then Pingcheng was the capital of the Liao Empire and the State of Jin, and today it is one of the districts of Datong County. Artifacts are a valuable source of information about cultural life and burial traditions in Northern Wei.

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