About this artwork
Burial models attest to the prevalence of multistoried buildings in early imperial China. This two-story structure, simply constructed of clay slabs, has a tile roof and an openwork balcony supported by brackets. Such realistic details are modified by imaginative “squatting-bear” feet. This model may depict a granary, or it may have been assembled with other clay structures to form a residential compound.
- Model of a Grain Storehouse
- 25 CE–220 CE
- Brick-red earthenware with green lead glaze
- 51.6 × 33.5 × 11.5 cm (20 5/16 × 13 3/16 × 4 1/2 in.)
- Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection