About this artwork
The slits cut into opposite sides of this wellhead (a structure that covers a well) were originally fitted with beams to support the roof. The sides visible here depict creatures of this world and the hereafter: a tiger, a camel, and an archer (perhaps an immortal) aiming at a dragon. The back is molded with a dragon and tiger.
- Rectangular Wellhead
- Made 99 BCE–99 CE
- Gray earthenware with molded decoration
- 24.0 × 16.5 × 12.0 cm (9 7/16 × 6 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Pauline Palmer Wood