Brick relief depicts leisure pursuits of an aristocratic household nearly 2,000 years ago

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The brick relief depicting performances of juggling, dancing and music, Eastern Han Dynasty, from the collection of the Sichuan Museum [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Sichuan Museum]

In winter, finding solace in the warmth of home while relishing an indoor performance is truly a blissful experience.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, thanks to the rapid advancement of estate economies and an accumulation of wealth, the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) witnessed a thriving entertainment industry, which is manifested in a contemporaneous brick relief.

On the brick face, an aristocratic couple is depicted enjoying a spectacular feast at home. Juggling, dancing, and pan flute playing … artists expertly capture the indulgent scene.

This brick relief is now in the permanent collection of the Sichuan Museum.

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