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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1987.16
Title
Tomb Furnishing in the Form of a Granary
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
13th-15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Yuan to Ming dynasty
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/200761
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light gray stoneware with incised and molded decoration, the roof covered with a grayish-green celadon glaze
Dimensions
19.4 x 19.4 x 17.1 cm (7 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Joe Yuey in Memory of Langdon Warner
Accession Year
1987
Object Number
1987.16
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This piece is a hollow, ceramic model of a granary. The building represented is a small rectangular one with a tiled, gabled roof supported on posts and with a ridge pole. Front is articulated with incised lines to simulate the front of a building, with a central door flanked by a window on either side. Chinese characters for numbers 1 to 5 appear on the door in ascending order from bottom to top. One small hole in back for air to escape during firing. The base is flat and unglazed.

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