Title

Jar

Creator

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Source

David C. Graham Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-G-0022

Description

Ming Dynasty grave jar. Records indicate 400-600 years old--? Oval shape with small lid, overlaid dragon design and brown glaze. Old files state, "Ming Dynasty Chinese Grave Jar from Szechwan Province, China. Age about 450 years. Was placed in tombs filed with the ashes of spirit money burnt to the dead, or with rice or other food for the dead person. This type of grave jar has not been found in the tombs of other parts of China. Dragon ornamentation." Another entry states, "Chinese grave jar. Age four to seven hundred years. Contained offering of rice or other material needed by the dead in Hades."

Type

Physical object

Format

Clay and ceramic glaze

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Chinese

Spatial Coverage

China

Broad Date

1368/1644

Donor

Dr. David Crockett Graham

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