Pair of figures of Bactrian camels - ROM2006_7205_2

ROM2006_7205_2

Pair of figures of Bactrian camels

Medium:Carved limestone
Geography: Yongtai Village; Beijing; China
Date: before 1656 AD
Period: Ming-Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
134.6 x 248.8 cm
Object number: 919.1.29.A
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThe stone animals that line the path to an important tomb usually include sheep, lions and horses or camels. In North China, camels were common, and they are often found as tomb sculptures. In southern China, they would be replaced by horses.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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