Burial model of a food hamper - 918.21.114_1

918.21.114_1

Burial model of a food hamper

Medium:Hand-made earthenware with glaze
Geography: Reportedly from Henan province, China
Date: 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
12.2 x 7.2 x 7.2 cm
Object number: 918.21.114
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
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.
Collection:
China
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