Earthenware with lead glaze

Diameter: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); Overall: 54.3 cm (21 3/8 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1989.71


In this funerary sculpture of the watchtower is a lively retinue of hunters, musicians, dancers, and domestic animals. The representation provides a vivid picture of the worldly enjoyment to be perpetuated in the otherworldly realm of the afterlife. A low-temperature lead glaze is applied to its earthenware body, enhancing the modeled forms with a brilliant, smooth coating like a layer of opaque glass.

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