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Burials in China

"Burials in China"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  November 9, 2021 (Tue) - March 21, 2022 (Mon)

  
Tomb Guardian AnimalEarthenware, China, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd–4th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

This gallery introduces burial goods from about the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. During this period, the aristocracy and ruling elites were buried in tomb mounds along with numerous items meant to ensure their comfort in the next life, such as miniature models of daily goods (mingqi) and tomb figures shaped like servants or other people to care for them after death. The miniature models are often related to livestock or agriculture and give clues about the dietary practices of people living during this period. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see tomb figures from the Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and earthenware decorated in the renowned "three-color glaze" (sancai) of the Tang dynasty (618–907).

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 6 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Tomb Guardian Animal, Earthenware China Western Jin dynasty, 3rd–4th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TJ-666
Highlight Jar China Sui–Tang dynasty, 7th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-2057
Highlight Jar, Earthenware with three-color glaze China Tang dynasty, 8th century TG-357
Highlight Stemmed Cup with Textured Dots China Northern Qi–Sui dynasty, 6th–7th century Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation, Tokyo
Highlight Camel, Three-color glaze China Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-689
Tomb Guardian, Three-color glaze China Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-648