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018076

Stoneware figure from a judgement group with aubergine, green, ochre and straw glazes. Ming Dynasty, 16th century AD. The belief in Hell entered China with Buddhism during the early 1st millennium AD. From the late Tang Dynasty judgement scenes in the underworld were common. This figure of a judge's assistant is holding records of evil deeds under his left arm.

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Stoneware figure from a judgement group with aubergine, green, ochre and straw glazes.  Ming Dynasty, 16th century AD.  The belief in Hell entered China with Buddhism during the early 1st millennium AD.  From the late Tang Dynasty judgement scenes in the underworld were common.  This figure of a judge's assistant is holding records of evil deeds under his left arm.