Jul 6, 2021

Section of a Sarcophagus Foundation or Epitaph Stone

Section of a Sarcophagus Foundation or Epitaph Stone

late 7th-early 8th Century

Limestone with carved decoration

Overall: 33 x 17.8 cm (13 x 7 in.)

Gift of Severance and Greta Millikin 1959.184

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Description

This slab may have come from either the foundation of a house-shaped coffin or an epitaph stone that was inscribed with a dedication to the deceased. The combination of realistic and imaginary animals is typical of Tang funerary art.

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