"Hu" tablet - ROM2013_13264_1


"Hu" tablet

Medium:Carved ivory
Geography: China
Date: 17th century
Period: Ming Dynasty
49 x 8 cm
Object number: 918.22.41
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionIn earlier periods, hu tablets were used by officials to record notes of important matters to be presented to the emperor at an audience. Since the tablets were kept by court doorkeepers, they later became no more than a symbol of privileged access to the court during the Ming dynasty.
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