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Pottery Double-tiered Three Section Compound Building with “Dai Ren Qing__” Inscription
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This pottery building is made up of a front, back and side room. In the center lies a courtyard that is low in the front and high in the back. Sculptures of guards and servants inside the model signify the happy and prosperous life of the deceased in the afterlife. On the left side of the front room’s wall four characters “Dai Ren Qing__” is inscribed. According to research, “Dai” might have been part of the character “Si” (deceased). The last character cannot be recognized but is thought to be “Yong” (use). Therefore the inscription reads: For the use of the deceased. In the East Han Dynasty, Guangxi porcelain burial funeral objects had prominent local characteristics with many different types of models: pentagonal pots, caldrons, wells, stoves, granaries, buildings, domestic animals and pens for the animals. These miniature replicas for burial reflect the estate economy life and wealth of people at that time. As a remarkable specimen, this pottery building showcases its complete structure and numerous delightful details, displaying an abundance of local features.

History of the Object
In the Western Han Dynasty, under the influence of central plain culture, burial accessories gradually developed into custom made articles. New types of pottery and models of wells, ovens, granaries, buildings and other funeral items appeared. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, celadon porcelain was produced in Guangxi. In this period, there was a surge in the number of burial accessories, which were used specifically for funeral occasions. There was a significant increase in articles that represented estate economy life, including models of wells, ovens, granaries, animal pens, swine, dogs, oxen and poultry. This reflected the popular lavish burials and development of feudalist manor economy at that time.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Pottery 
Measurements
Depth 34 cm, Width of Surface 27 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 1st century ~ AD 3rd century 
Creation date
1st Century - 3rd Century; Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) 
Function
Burial Object 
Acquisition
Archaeological Excavation 
Copyright
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,Nanning 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,Nanning 
Museum
The Museum of Guang Xi Zhuang Autonomous Region 
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