Figurine of Li Yuhe

This figurine shows Li Yuhe, the male lead of the political opera, 'The Red Lantern', standing resolutely with clenched fists. It highlights his steadfast character and strength of spirit even when faced with enemies. The tale of The Red Lantern unfolds during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), and revolves around Li, a railway worker, his daughter and his mother. Li, who uses his red lantern as a signal in his daily course of work also utilises it as a communication device with underground Communist fighters.

Date/Period
1960s-1970s
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H 31 x W 14
Accession No.
1997-04983
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr Xu Cheng Bin
Category
Ceramics