Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery

Figure of Ram

025-220 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the Han dynasty (206BC-AD220) grave goods included replicas of domestic and wild animals made from pottery but in reduced size, such as this figure of a ram. The grave goods would allow the deceased to continue a similar life style in the underworld.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware with lead glaze
Brief Description
Figure of ram, Han dynasty, made 25-220, China
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.5cm
Style
Gallery Label
Figure of a ram Eastern Han dynasty AD 25-220 Earthenware with green lead glaze Museum no. C.804-1936(2007)
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
Subject depicted
Summary
In the Han dynasty (206BC-AD220) grave goods included replicas of domestic and wild animals made from pottery but in reduced size, such as this figure of a ram. The grave goods would allow the deceased to continue a similar life style in the underworld.
Collection
Accession Number
C.804-1936

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record createdAugust 9, 2007
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