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Tomb Brick

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Object Number:C691
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: Han Dynasty
Early Date: -206
Late Date: 220
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Technique:Fired
Iconography:Horse
Male
Phoenix
Credit Line:Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1926

Description

Stamped brick from a tomb chamber. There is a motif of a horse and man-at-arms as well as a phoenix bird. Origninally brightly painted, this tile would have been one of many used to line a tomb wall. Winged horses, warrior guardians, and mythical birds are common motifs on these early examples of pictorial representations. The borders are of fret and lozenge designs.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 15 Fig. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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