Stove

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

Date:

Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25–220)

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Stove

Origin

China

Date

25 AD–220 AD

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

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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