Burial model of an altar table with offerings of food - 927.19.57.i_1

927.19.57.i_1

Burial model of an altar table with offerings of food

Medium:Hand-made earthenware with glaze
Geography: Reportedly from "Lin-p'u [Linpu] city by the Yellow River, border of Shensi [Shanxi] province, China
Date: 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
Object number: 927.19.57.I
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
Not on view
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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