Apr 30, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

Panel from Model Cooking Stove: Fairy Feeding Lingzhi Fungus to a Dragon

Panel from Model Cooking Stove: Fairy Feeding Lingzhi Fungus to a Dragon

陶炉上的 神人喂龍浮雕

100-1 BC

Earthenware with impressed relief decoration

11.5 x 30.8 x 1.3 cm (4 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Weight: 0.72kg

Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1925.134

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Han dynasty tombs were often furnished with grave goods to provide the deceased with items for the afterlife.

Description

Han dynasty tombs were often furnished with grave goods to provide the deceased with items for the afterlife. This panel with a dragon was part of a miniature pottery stove to be placed in a burial chamber. This scene of a dragon being fed fungus by a winged fairy is molded on the panel. The dragon is an auspicious creature and an animal of the cardinal directions that protects the east.

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