Tomb model of a well with dragon figures

Green glazed earthenware model of a well. Round, cylindrical bottom, flat base and wide ledge much like the shape of an inverted top hat. Two side supports angle inwards up to form a trapezoidal arch, in the center of which is the rope housing, covered by a small roof. On each side of the top of the side supports is a dragon’s head finial.

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220
Medium
Green glazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30.2 x 15.7 x 14.9 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-4269
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Tomb model: well

Keywords
China, dragon, earthenware, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Green glazed earthenware model of a well. Round, cylindrical bottom, flat base and wide ledge much like the shape of an inverted top hat. Two side supports angle inwards up to form a trapezoidal arch, in the center of which is the rope housing, covered by a small roof. On each side of the top of the side supports is a dragon's head finial.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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