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Burials in China

"Burials in China"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  May 9, 2017 (Tue) - September 3, 2017 (Sun)

  
Ox Cart and Two Attendants, Three-color glaze (detail), Tang dynasty, 7th 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:
Bear-shaped Lamp, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st–3rd century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Dish, Celadon glaze with lotus petal design,
Southern dynasties, 5th–6th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Ox Cart and Two Attendants, Three-color glaze,
Tang dynasty, 7th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Six-foliate Tray, Three-color glaze with applied ornament,
Tang dynasty, 7th–8th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)