Ridge tile with a monkey-faced man - ROM2005_6151_10


Ridge tile with a monkey-faced man

Medium:Moulded earthenware with glaze
Geography: China
Date: 16th-18th century AD
Period: Ming-Qing Dynasty
30.3 cm
Object number: 921.1.242
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionIn the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 -1912), the ridges of palace and temple roofs were always decorated with tile animals and divine creatures. For palaces and temples in or near the capital, the numbers, colours, and types of the figures were strictly regulated. For temples outside the capital there was much greater freedom. Here designing tile figures, placed on half-cylindrical ridge tiles, became a rich and lively folk art.
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