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This would only be somewhat useful in the classroom
Title

Sarcophagus of Prince Yuan Mi

Artist

Artist Unknown (China)

Date

524

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Sarcophagus of Prince Yuan Mi, Artist Unknown (China)
Sarcophagus of Prince Yuan Mi: Gallery Label - Current
Sarcophagus:
: A Stone Sarcophagus of the Wei Dynasty
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Johnathan  October 23, 2012

This coffin is fit for a king. Well in this case, a Prince. The elegant carvings on the side show many things. I wonder what they are. The stone makes it seem erie though.

janellejarrett  October 16, 2013

When I first saw this piece I thought it looked rather like a big brick. But when I saw it's elegant carvings, I realized it was a tomb for a prince and its important stage in traditional Chinese art.

cadenboge  October 23, 2013

You have to look closely to see the amazing carvings all over the sarcophagus. It looks like the carvings are painted on to the coffin rather than carved.

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