Apr 30, 2018

Panel from Model Cooking Stove: Vermilion Bird

Panel from Model Cooking Stove: Vermilion Bird

陶炉上的 朱雀浮雕

100-1 BC

Earthenware with impressed relief decoration

Overall: 11.5 x 18.4 x 1.6 cm (4 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Weight: 0.42

Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1925.136

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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. Four earthenware panels were made in molds and then joined together to make a miniature model of a stove, which was placed in a burial chamber. The stove's four sides show the animals of the cardinal directions. The vermilion phoenix-bird faces south.

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