Pigsty and Latrines

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

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  • A work made of gray earthenware with stamped decoration.

Date:

Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), 1st century B.C./A.D.

Artist:

China; probably from Henan province

About this artwork

Han grave goods extended to the most mundane aspects of rural life. As illustrated here, latrines were customarily built above a pigsty and connected by pipes to a cesspool. Stylistically, this well-constructed tomb object corresponds to models excavated in Huixian, Henan province.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Pigsty and Latrines

Origin

China

Date

99 BC–99 AD

Medium

Gray earthenware with stamped decoration

Dimensions

40.6 × 21.6 × 27.9 cm (16 × 8 1/2 × 11 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertha Palmer Thorne

Reference Number

1971.867

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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