Funerary model of a twin-towered gate

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 50 BCE-50 CE
Medium
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 90.1 x 26.7 x 66 cm (35 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 26 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1923.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Model
Type

Tomb tile

Keywords
Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, funerary, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), stoneware, tomb
Provenance

To 1923
Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan, China [1]

From 1923
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan, China in July 8th, 1923 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see the Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Tung Kee Curio Shop

Published References
  • Anneliese Bulling. Hollow Tomb Tiles: Recent Excavations and Their Dating. New Series, vol. 11, no. 1 London, Spring 1965. p. 27.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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