Chinese depictions of toss-jugglers - among oldest ever?
If I followed the right informations and clickpaths, it's stone carvings dating from Han-dynasty 206 b.c. - 220 a.d.
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:History_of_juggling#Old_chinese_reliefs_depicting_ball_jugglers
Those links don't resolve for me. If your dates are correct, they are long preceeded by the pictures in some Egyptian tombs. I'm sure googling "oldest recorded juggling" or something similar will find them.
Same with me. I'm not sure. It's what I found trying to find out.
These egyptian pics might be oldest, but it would be enriching to have my linked pics dated and they were very old aswell.
I don't know much about Chinese acrobatic theatre, but I like that even at this picture (just like at the egyptian) acrobatics and juggling are depicted together.
Found more of it: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Han_Dynasty_Juggling.jpeg on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggling_in_ancient_China Also from Han dynasty and looks pretty similar.
And yet more, found with "nangwan" 弄丸, on baidu.com (https://image.baidu.com/search/index?tn=baiduimage&ipn=r&ct=201326592&cl=2&fm=&lm=-1&st=-1&sf=2&fmq=1448561853996_D&pv=&ic=0&nc=1&z=&se=&showtab=0&fb=0&width=&height=&face=0&istype=2&ie=utf-8&word=%E5%BC%84%E4%B8%B8) : https://img4.imgtn.bdimg.com/it/u=2582181573,2455808693&fm=21&gp=0.jpg https://greatcourse.cnu.edu.cn/mss/wlkc/kcxx/chap04/03/tpl_course_0524e970.files/10450214642_image026.jpg https://greatcourse.cnu.edu.cn/mss/wlkc/kcxx/chap04/03/tpl_course_0524e970.files/10450214651_image027.jpg https://greatcourse.cnu.edu.cn/mss/wlkc/kcxx/chap04/03/tpl_course_0524e970.files/1045021479_image029.jpg https://img0.imgtn.bdimg.com/it/u=3766010278,2258978754&fm=21&gp=0.jpg
Here's another stonecarved figure from Han-Dynasty: https://epaper.01ny.cn/nywb/res/1/20120503/44371335983973493.jpg [found on baidu.com with "nóngwàn" linking to this short report on the opening of the exposition] https://epaper.01ny.cn/nywb/html/2012-05/03/content_962465.htm
What I mainly got from machine traduction is, they're exposed at the Peking Museum.
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