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Burials in China

"Burials in China"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  August 23, 2016 (Tue) - December 23, 2016 (Fri)

  
Lion, Three-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

This part introduces burial items of tombs from about the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. Mingqi are models of various implements and equipment, such as cooking stoves, vehicles including carriages and oxcarts, and even toilets. Tomb figures are models of humans who served a master, such as servants and entertainers. The objects on display present the idealized lifestyle that people of this time entrusted to mingqi and tomb figures.

Current exhibit includes:
Dog, Green glaze, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd-3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)
Female Dancer, With pigment,
Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Vase with Dragon Handles, Three-color glaze,
Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Lion, Three-color glaze,
Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)