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File:Guardians of Day and Night, Han Dynasty.jpg

Description Paintings on ceramic tile from the Chinese Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD); these figures, cloaked in Han Chinese robes, represent guardian spirits of certain divisions of day and night. On the left is the guardian of midnight (from 11 pm to 1 am) and on the right is the guardian of morning (from 5 to 7 am). From the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Date Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD)
Source Robert Temple's The Genius of China (1986, New York: Simon and Schuster)
Author Anonymous Chinese artist
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