Tomb tile - ROM2005_6151_20

ROM2005_6151_20

Tomb tile

Medium:Moulded earthenware
Geography: China
Date: Dated 290 AD
Period: Western Jin Dynasty
Dimensions:
33 x 32.7 x 3 cm
Object number: 918.17.70
Credit Line: Sir Edmund Walker Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionTiles with this pattern are typical of the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BC - AD 220), but continued to be made even later. Half of the dated inscription at the back of this tile is in reverse writing. This may indicate that the tile comes from a tomb: in the Other World, all things are reversed.
Collection:
China
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