Eastern Han Dynasty (25 A.D. – 220 A.D.)
10¾” h. 12¾” w. 10¾” d.
Much information about the everyday life of ordinary people comes from ‘spirit articles’ and grave figures, large numbers of which have been in the tombs of the rich. This simple pottery barnyard with a tower is shown here with a pig and a goat. It is rare to have animals come with the farm structure. This tomb relic shows degraded terra cotta. It was found in China in late 1900s.
(Piece was authenticated at the Arts of Pacific Asia Show in San Francisco in February, 2004).