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Mortuary House

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Object Number:C356
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: Han Dynasty
Early Date: -206
Late Date: 220
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Technique:Fired
Glazed
Iconography:Watch Tower
Birds
Credit Line:Purchased from Yamanaka, 1918
Other Number:GETZ 137 - Other Number

Description

Pottery model of a han house or watch tower with three stroies. It has a green glaze and birds on the roof.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese ceramics (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Sep 1987) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] White, Jennifer L. 2000. "A Masterpiece in Clay: A Han House Model Reflects Traditional Chinese Life". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 42. no. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 1, Fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 225 no.137View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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