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At A Glance

  • Period

    206 BCE-220 CE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Unglazed pottery
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 21.6 x 57.5 x 14 cm (8 1/2 x 22 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Rectangular hollow pottery tomb tile; decorated on the two wider sides with impressions of designs depicting an equestrian figure, two men in a horsedrawn carriage, warriors holding halberds; a dragon, a tiger and an elongated tower topped by a fantastic bird. Simple geometric bands enclose the outside edges of these two sides. One narrow side is decorated with an impressed lozenge border.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1969 to 1970
    Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least 1969 [1]
    From 1970
    Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer [2]
    [1] The object is included in a codicil to Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament, dated December 23, 1969, copy in object file.
    [2] See a codicil to Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament cited in note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
  • Type

    Architectural Element
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