BrickArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date100-199Medium & SupportearthenwareDimensions
4 3/4 in x 4 9/16 in x 1 in (12.1 cm x 11.6 cm x 2.6 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter GreinerSubject matter
Earthenware ceramic bricks or qingzhuan (青磚)
were in architectural use since the Warring States period (475-221 BCE) and were in common use by the Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE) to construct floors, walls, stairs, roofs, and tombs. They were produced in a variety of shapes and sizes and display a vast array of motifs, including pictorial scenes. Bricks used for flooring commonly display geometric and parallel line motifs. Physical Description
This fragment of molded brick has an impressed concentric diamond pattern. Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebrickCollection AreaAsianRights
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building brick (clay products)