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Acquired in 1953 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA
date_end
0220-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC - 220 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Clay brick, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
dimensions
Length: 120 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1152
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:23:48.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:23:48.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 15
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Clay
materials_techniques
Clay
museum_number
A.28-1953
museum_number_token
a281953
object_number
O34442
object_type
Clay brick
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Clay brick with stamped design of boars and tigers. It was part of the doorway of a tomb.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BF3683
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This brick is decorated with a stamped design of geometric motifs and standing figures, and captions describing them as officials in charge of guarding the tomb doors. It was part of the doorway of a grave. During the Han dynasty (206 BC- AD 220) the structure of burial sites was intended to mimic the architectural elements of a house, such as pillars, rafters, doorways or tile ends. This brick was made of four slabs of baked clay, with openings at both ends; traces of clay used to strengthen the interior and fingerprints are still visible.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
clay-brick-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
stamped
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
220
year_start
-206