Apr 30, 2018

Relief with Dragon from a Funerary Stove Model

Relief with Dragon from a Funerary Stove Model

陶炉上的 龍紋

202 BC–AD 220

Earthenware with relief decoration

Overall: 10 x 27.7 x 1.4 cm (3 15/16 x 10 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Weight: 0.62kg

Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1925.138

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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. The dragon is an auspicious creature and an animal of the cardinal directions that protects the east.

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