Model of a Grain Storehouse

A work made of brick-red earthenware with green lead glaze.
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  • A work made of brick-red earthenware with green lead glaze.

Date:

Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25–220)

Artist:

China

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Model of a Grain Storehouse

Origin

China

Date

25 AD–220 AD

Medium

Brick-red earthenware with green lead glaze

Dimensions

51.6 × 33.5 × 11.5 cm (20 5/16 × 13 3/16 × 4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1924.223

Extended information about this artwork

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