About this artwork
This finely structured wellhead displays care in rendering naturalistic details. This model resembles tomb finds from Huixian, Henan province. Here two jaunty roosters are perched on the roof, which originally covered a pulley for raising and lowering buckets.
- Wellhead with Roosters
- 100 BC–100 AD
- Gray earthenware with molded, incised, and stamped decoration
- 38.0 × 45.5 × 25.2 cm (14 15/16 × 17 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.)
- Samuel M. Nickerson Fund