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Funerary model of a gate

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At A Glance

  • Period

    100 BCE-100 CE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Unglazed earthenware
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (assembled): 77 × 92.5 × 25.5 cm (30 5/16 × 36 7/16 × 10 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Hollow tomb tile. Funerary model of a gate in three parts, a center section between 2 towers, all with simulated tile roof.
    Clay: slate-gray earthenware, fine texture.
    Glaze: none
    Decoration: impressed with dies or stamps with a variety of geometric motifs and a large ram's head in high relief near base of center section.
  • Provenance

    To 1923
    Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan [1]
    From 1923
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan in July 8th 1923 [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1. Also see the Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Tung Kee Curio Shop
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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