Tomb Brick


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C691
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made Han Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Clay
Technique Fired
Iconography Horse | Male | Phoenix

Stamped brick from a tomb chamber. There is a motif of a horse and man-at-arms as well as a 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. The borders are of fret and lozenge designs.

Credit Line Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1926
Other Number 15986 - Other Number

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