Man on Ox Cart

025-220 (Made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Model of Cart
  • Figure of Ox
  • Figure of Man
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware with traces of white slip and red pigment
Brief Description
Cer, China, Han, Painted
Physical Description
Figures of Bullock, Wagon and Driver.
Dimensions
  • Of human figure seated height: 7.62cm
  • Of ox height: 13.97cm
  • Overall, including ox length: 31.43cm
  • Of ox length: 17.15cm
Style
Gallery Label
Cart, ox and driver Eastern Han dynasty AD 25-220 Painted earthenware Museum no. Circ.100-1935(2007)
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.100-1935

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record createdJuly 20, 2006
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