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Tomb Tile


Artist Unknown (China)


1st century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Tomb Tile, Artist Unknown (China)
Tomb Tile: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Impressed earthenware
Size: 45 x 17 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (114.3 x 43.5 x 13.3 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Han dynasty, 1st century
Physical Description: Grey-blue pigment; diamond-shaped designs on sides, nine squares at top and bottom of front with designs of buildings and animals inside; crescent and diamond-shaped designs between squares; rectangular opening on top edge; three circular openings on bott
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from C. Curtis Dunnavan
Accession Number: 99.50.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009