EASTERN HAN 25 – 220 A.D. Mingqi Pottery
A Han Dynasty Pottery Mingqi Pottery Green Glazed Model of a Harnessed Dog, Shaanxi or Henan Province, Eastern Han Dynasty 25-220.
- There was an open luting crack that we had stablished on the head and chest of the dog.
- Length : 28 cm (11 inches)
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Mingqi pottery objects were designed specifically for use in tombs. Most Han Mingqi pottery consists of copies of bronze or lacquer vessels and models of architecture forms, as well as animals and figures. Animals such as this domesticated dog were an important element in rural China at this time, other Mingqi pottery models of this type show farm buildings, mills, ovens and watch towers as well as the animals and the farmers themselves. Mingqi pottery objects were designed specifically for use in tombs. Most Han Mingqi pottery consists of copies of bronze or lacquer vessels or models of architecture forms, figures as well as animals. Food was an important element of Han burials, as with ancient Egypt foodstuffs were believed to provide sustenance for the next life. Richer tombs were generously supplied with raw agricultural products.