Since Warring States Period, Chin and Han Period till Sui and Tang Dynasty, Dwarfs used to beraised in court or in rich aristocratic families. They entertain people by giving performances in plays or vaudevilles.       

The Dwarf figurine is very rare. The bottom photo is the image of Tang dwarfs collected by
Nation Museum of History R.O.C in Taiwan. The five standing figurines here, three males and two females, are moulded from a white base and model with some red and black. These pieces exemplify the images of male and female dwarfs in Tang dynasty.

Tang dwarf 

Tang dwarf figurine H14cm-15cm, Nation Museum of History ROC in Taiwan



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