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Tomb Brick

Object Number:
C691
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Han Dynasty
Date Made:
Han Dynasty
Early Date:
-206
Late Date:
220
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Clay
Technique:
Fired
Iconography:
Horse
Male
Phoenix
Description:
Brick from tomb chamber. Large stamped pottery slab. Motif of horse and man-at-arms as well as phoenix bird. Origninally brightly painted, this tile would have been one of many used to line a tomb wall. Winged horses, warrior guardians, and mythical birds are common motifs on these early examples of pictorial representations Borders of fret and lozenge.
Credit Line:
Purchased H. Kevorkian

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 15 Fig. 9
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