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Burial model of a wardrobe - 918.21.112_1


Burial model of a wardrobe

Medium:Slab-built earthenware with moulded components and glaze
Geography: Reportedly from Henan province, China
Date: 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
26.5 x 19.9 cm
Object number: 918.21.112
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
Not on view
DescriptionCeramic tomb figures and models of useful objects in large numbers were given to the dead from the Han to the Tang dynasties (206 BC - AD 907). Thereafter, it became customary to make tomb gifts of paper and to burn them at funerals. This custom still prevails. However, in the tombs of the wealthy, ceramic tomb models continued to be used.
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