Burial figure of a mourner or sedan-chair bearer - 918.21.121_1


Burial figure of a mourner or sedan-chair bearer

Medium:Moulded, hand-finished earthenware with hand-made component and glaze
Geography: Reportedly from Henan province, China
Date: 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
22.8 x 8.2 x 5.8 cm
Object number: 918.21.121
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThese figures come from a large tomb similar to the tomb of Zu Dashou in this gallery. They form a procession of the kind that would have accompanied a high official on festive occasions, such as his accession to office in a new jurisdiction. A palanquin and a riderless horse (designated for the tomb occupant) are preceded by a mounted and a marching band and carriers of insignia.
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