Ancient Chinese Model of a Stove

Ancient Chinese Model of a Stove

Period: Han Dynasty, Circa 206 BCE – 220 CE
Dimensions: 10 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" tall
Material: Unglazed baked terracotta
Condition: Good, traces of original polychrome decoration
Region: China
Provenance: Acquired in England in the 1960's from an old English collection
Description
A rare and unusual baked terracotta model of a Han Dynesty stove in excellent condition and has traces of the original polychrome over the white slip. During the Han Dynasty they modeled customary aspects of their everyday life to bury with the deceased. This large example was well preserved in a tomb to the extent that one can discern some of the original pigmentation.

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