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Burials in China

"Burials in China"

Toyokan Room 5  October 23, 2018 (Tue) - December 25, 2018 (Tue)

  
Female Dancer, With pigment (detail), China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

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:
Woman, With pigment, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Female Dancer, With pigment, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Woman, Three-color glaze, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Mr. Suzuki Eiichi)
Tomb Guardian, Three-color glaze, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)