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Military Watchtower


Artist Unknown (China)


1st century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Military Watchtower, Artist Unknown (China)
Military Watchtower: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Low-fired earthenware with green glaze
Size: 13 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (33.02 x 29.21 x 29.21 cm) (a:)13 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (33.66 x 44.45 cm) (b: base)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 1st century, Eastern Han dynasty
Physical Description: green tower in two parts; top with archer in each corner; base=moat in bowl with fish and frogs; swans on rim
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from the Asian Art Council
Accession Number: 98.69a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009