Burial model of a watch-tower - ROM2005_3726_1


Burial model of a watch-tower

Medium:Slab-built, wheel-thrown earthenware with moulded components and glaze
Geography: Shanxian; Henan province; China
Date: 2nd half of 2nd-early 3rd century AD
Period: Eastern Han Dynasty
120 x 36.7 cm
Object number: 968.349.1
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Alexander S. Gillan Memorial
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionIn this model of a wooden watch-tower, the timber construction, and the decorated roof tiles at the eaves are clearly visible. In the Han, the roof panes are straight; they do not yet have the inward curve characteristic of Chinese architecture since about the fifth century AD. Sentinels with cross bows and swords stand guard on this tower.
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