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Tomb Figure of a Granary

206 BCE - 200 CE
Green glazed pottery

11 in. x 8 1/8 in. (diameter) (27.94 cm x 20.64 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.28.12
Geography: Asia, China
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
Culture/Nationality: Chinese
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • Chinese - The cultures, styles, and periods characteristic of China. To specifically refer to the cultures of ancient Chine, use "Ancient Chinese."
  • granaries - Storehouses or other repositories for grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked; sometimes also used to store corn.
  • Han - Refers to the culture, style, and period associated with the Han dynasty in China from 206 BCE-200 CE. Following the fall of the Qin dyansty in 221 BCE, civil war raged until Liu Bang, posthumously known as Gaodi, became the first Han emperor. Han was one of the golden ages in Chinese cultural history. The major art produced during this period includes glazed earthenware and bronze vessels, funerary objects such as house models, figurines of people and animals, and painted brick tomb markers.
  • pottery - Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.
  • tombs - Elaborations constructed over or around burial sites; for simple interments in the earth, use "graves."

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