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Model of granary

Model of granary

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    100BC-AD100 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Mrs B.Z. Seligman Bequest

  • 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 objects in a household, made from pottery but in reduced size, such as this model of a granary. The grave goods would allow the deceased to continue a similar life style in the underworld.

Place of Origin

China (made)


100BC-AD100 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted


Height: 27.3 cm

Labels and date

Model of a granary
Han dynasty
100 BC-AD 100

Painted earthenware

Mrs B.Z. Seligman Bequest
Museum no. C.137-1965 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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