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Model of Stove

A work made of gray earthenware with molded relief decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gray earthenware with molded relief decoration.

Date:

Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220 CE

Artist:

China

About this artwork

Under Han rule, tombs came to represent earthly dwellings whose furnishings illuminate many aspects of domestic life. Burial models of stoves may have carried additional significance, as offerings were made to the hearth god during seasonal rites and festivities. This model is particularly well equipped. One end shows a fire door; the top has holes for caldrons or steamers and molded decoration of seafood, dishes, and cooking utensils—trays, bowls, eared cups, and skewers.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Model of Stove

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

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25 CE–220 CE

Medium

Gray earthenware with molded relief decoration

Dimensions

33.5 × 24.7 × 13.5 cm (13 3/16 × 9 3/4 × 5 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1951.181

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