Funerary model of a twin-towered gate

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 50 BCE-50 CE
Medium
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 90.1 x 26.7 x 66 cm (35 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 26 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1923.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Model
Type

Tomb tile

Keywords
China, funerary, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), stoneware, tomb
Provenance

To 1923
Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. [1]

From 1923
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan, China in July 8th, 1923. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see the Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Tung Kee Curio Shop

Published References
  • Anneliese Bulling. Hollow Tomb Tiles: Recent Excavations and Their Dating. New Series, vol. 11, no. 1 London, Spring 1965. p. 27.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum