Apr 30, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

Relief with Tiger from a Funerary Stove Model

Relief with Tiger from a Funerary Stove Model

陶炉上的 虎紋

202 BC-AD 220

Earthenware with relief decoration

Overall: 10.2 x 27.4 x 1.5 cm (4 x 10 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Weight: 0.58kg

Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1925.140

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

Description

This pottery panel and 1925.137 were made in molds to be joined with other panels to build a miniature stove. The panels, however, are not complete and presumably do not belong together. This panel depicts a tiger protecting the west.

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