Figurine of Sister Aqing

This figurine depicts Sister Aqing (Aqing sao), the brave and resourceful female lead in Shajiabang. The story set during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), tells of Sister Aqing (a tea shop owner) hiding wounded Communist soldiers. The classic portrayal of her in an apron hides her secret identity as an underground Communist party member.

Date/Period
1960s-1970s
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H 30.5 x W 11.5
Accession No.
1997-04882
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr Xu Cheng Bin
Category
Ceramics