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Painted pottery 7-storey funerary building with storehouse sculpture
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The funerary sculpture consists of four parts: yard, main building, storage building, and aerial corridor, 31 pieces in total. With its delicate design, perfect layout and magnificent building, it is embodying the superior construction techniques of the Han Dynasty. This is the tallest and best-preserved, multi-story Han funerary sculpture found in Henan Province up to now.

History of the Object
Unearthed at Baizhuang village, Jiaozuo City, Henan in 1993.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Pottery 
Measurements
Height 192cm Length 168 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Henan; Jiaozuo; Baizhuang village 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 1st century ~ AD 3rd century 
Creation date
1st Century - 3rd Century; 25 - 220; Eastern Han 
Function
Funerary sculpture 
Acquisition
Unearthed at Baizhuang village, Jiaozuo City, Henan in 1993 and subsequently acquired by Henan Museum. 
Copyright
Henan Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Henan Museum 
Museum
Henan Museum 
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  • Clemens Kreimel511 weeks ago

    I am currently working on an excavation site in the district Bo'ai in the Henan Province (Central China). Two tombs of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) have been discovered. We found in a drainage pipe a 7-storey funerary sculpture and over 70 other objetcs on 24 June 2010.

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