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Funerary Jar (Translation) 青瓷堆塑穀倉罐 西晉 (Primary Title)
The elaborate images on this jar show a three-story pavilion surrounded by birds, animals, and people, including entertainers and musicians celebrating the harvest. A visual documentation of social and cultural activities in 3rd-century China, this scene is also associated with hope for continued prosperity in the afterlife. Similar jars have been excavated in present-day Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces in southeastern China.
Western Jin dynasty (265-318)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
"35th Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995.
"In Pursuit of Antiquities" (Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1996), pl. 76
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