Earthenware with impressed relief decoration
Overall: 11.5 x 18.4 x 1.6 cm (4 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 5/8 in.)
Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1925.136
Han dynasty tombs were often furnished with grave goods to provide the deceased with items for the afterlife.
Han dynasty tombs were often furnished with grave goods to provide the deceased with items for the afterlife. Four earthenware panels were made in molds and then joined together to make a miniature model of a stove, which was placed in a burial chamber. The stove's four sides show the animals of the cardinal directions. The vermilion phoenix-bird faces south.
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