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Man on ox cart

Man on ox cart

  • Place of origin:

    China (Made)

  • Date:

    025-220 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with traces of white slip and red pigment

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 12 []

In the Han dynasty (206BC-AD220) grave goods included replicas of men and animals performing their daily duties, made from pottery but in reduced size, such as this model of a man riding an ox cart. The grave goods would allow the deceased to continue a similar life style in the underworld.

Physical description

Figures of Bullock, Wagon and Driver.

Place of Origin

China (Made)


025-220 (Made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with traces of white slip and red pigment


Height: 7.62 cm of human figure seated, Height: 13.97 cm of ox, Length: 31.43 cm Overall, including ox, Length: 17.15 cm of Ox

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Han, Painted

Labels and date

Cart, ox and driver
Eastern Han dynasty
AD 25-220

Painted earthenware

Museum no. Circ.100-1935 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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