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Model of a Stove (Translation) 東漢 綠釉陶爐 (Primary Title)
This lead-glazed ceramic stove presents all the essential features of a kitchen from the Han dynasty. With one hollow chamber on the side and three cooking pots on top, the stove bears molded designs of a ram's head, fish, a turtle, cups, and cookingutensils. The Chinese believed that the deceased must be provided with all the possessions they wish to accompany them in the afterworld. Therefore, models of furniture, houses, human figures, and domestic animals, as exhibited in this case, servedas substitutes for these possessions and were buried in tombs along with the deceased.