Tomb Brick


From: China | Fuzhou

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C172
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Fuzhou
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made Han Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Clay
Technique Fired
Iconography Xiwangmu | Dragon | Tiger | Moon Hare | Mortar | Horse | Woman | Phoenix | Demon | Man | Lance

Tomb brick from coffin. Light grey clay. Scene in molded low relief. On the left is an animal-headed demon pursued by a man with a long lance. To the right of the demon is a three-legged bird, possibly a crow or phoenix, followed by Xiwangmu who is seated between the foreparts of a dragon and a tiger. To the right of the tiger is a prancing horse with erect bushy tail. On the far right, the Moon Hare is depicted pounding into a mortar.

Height 6.5 cm
Length 41 cm
Width 12.5 cm
Credit Line The Chinese Expedition, Carl W. Bishop, 1916

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