UMMA Chinese funerary objects

This stoneware figure of an anthropomorphic form consists of a lion-like body and paws, wings, human face with beard, and central flame-like horns and spikes extending down the back. The figure is covered in a straw-colored or light greenish-brown glaze. 
Tomb Guardian
stoneware with glaze
27 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in (68.58 cm x 16.51 cm x 20.96 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A buff stoneware jar rising up from a tall foot ring in an elongated globular body with lobes tapering towards the mouth. This jar has incised decoration, and five tubes evenly spaced and protruding upwards from the shoulder. The mouth is covered with a high domed lid, incised, and topped with a lotus bud finial. The jar is covered in an olive green celadon glaze.
Covered Five-tube Jar
stoneware with glaze
13 in x 7 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in (33 cm x 20 cm x 19 cm);12 3/16 in (31 cm);9 7/16 in (24 cm);14 9/16 in (37 cm)
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
A flat bottomed, red earthenware bowl with rounded sides and everted rolled rim.  It is covered in green lead glaze, with iridescence and calcification. 
glaze on earthenware
2 7/16 in x 6 7/16 in x 6 7/16 in (6.19 cm x 16.35 cm x 16.35 cm);3 11/16 in (9.37 cm);x 8 7/8 in x 22.54 cm;x 8 7/8 in x 22.54 cm
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
An earthenware female figure with three-color polychrome glazes, wearing a green tunic over a long amber skirt, green trousers and boots on a platform, carrying a round box, her hair pulled up in a top-knot and her face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Female Figure
earthenware with glaze and mineral pigment
11 9/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 3/8 in (29.37 cm x 9.37 cm x 8.57 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
An earthenware miniature standing screen, mimicking wooden construction, with two vertical support beams and three cross beams on a platform with support brackets at the base.  There are finials at the top on both sides, and it is glazed in green and amber.
Standing Screen
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
This earthenware sancai-glazed figure of a male attendant is standing on an octagonal cream and green dais, wearing a long green tunic over an amber-colored underrobe, with amber and green sleeves, carrying an amber-glazed bowl. His hair, hat and face are painted with polychrome mineral pigments, and his tall hat painted to match his garments in an orange-amber color. The head has been sculpted and painted separately from the body.
Male Attendant
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze, mineral pigment |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
An earthenware male figure standing on a platform wearing long green robes and a tall black hat, holding an amber-colored plaque in his hands, his face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Male Figure
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze, mineral pigment | earthenware
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
An earthenware, green glazed sedan chair, square with four sides and a hipped roof. It has gold pointed finial, amber latice windows on the right and left, and an open front with a chair. Two poles run horizontally through the sedan chair for carrying by five male attendants (2008/2.276).  
Sedan Chair
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
A shallow basin with a flat bottom and gently curved sides, a slightly inverted direct rim, and a single duck shaped spoon, seperate but meant to be placed in the center of the base.  It is covered in a gray-green celadon glaze.
Bowl with Duck-Shaped Spoon
317 - 439
stoneware, glaze |
Gift of Ping and Zenobia Lee
This red earthenware head on a thin neck has a petite nose, mouth, and eyes with soft, full cheeks. The figure's hair is pulled up on top of its head, above its two ears. Traces of polychrome pigment remain, showing that the eyes were once painted in detail. 
206 BCE - 220 CE
earthenware, mineral paint |
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A red earthenware, small, flat-bottomed pot with narrow base and wide bulbous neck with three protrusions at the rim, a large circular hole pierced into the side of the lower body, covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification. 
Cooking Stove
25 - 220
earthenware, lead glaze |
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and a dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, including cranes, clouds, deer, and a dragon chasing a protruding flaming pearl. It is topped with a cone shaped lid with wide flange, topped with a crane-shaped finial. There are four loop lugs on both the lid and around the mouth. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. This jar is one of a pair with <em>1993/1.81.</em>
Covered Jar
1127 - 1279
porcelain, glaze |
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.


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Chinese mortuary objects — by Susan Michelle Dine (October 2 2017 @ 2:22 pm)
Chinese tomb goods — by Susan Michelle Dine (October 2 2017 @ 2:21 pm)

110 Collection Object Sources

Tomb Guardian (2015/2.139)
Bowl (1974/1.173)
Female Figure (1993/1.107)
Standing Screen (2008/2.279)
Male Attendant (2009/2.106A&B)
Male Figure (1993/1.106)
Sedan Chair (2008/2.276)
Head (1991/2.79)
Cooking Stove (1974/1.174)
Covered Jar (1993/1.82.1-2)
Horse (1969/2.139)
Tianwang (1964/2.22)
Horse Head (1964/2.79)
Bowl with Rooster (2005/2.85A&B)
Covered Jar (1992/1.133)
Warrior (2003/2.23)
Pair of Chests (2008/2.281)
Jar (1993/1.98)
Jar (1969/2.160)
Seated Figure (2007/2.70)
Jar lid (2015/2.136)
Covered Jar (1996/2.44)
Jar lid (2015/2.135)
Model of a pigpen (1993/1.64.1-2)
Storehouse (1990/1.213)
Kneeling Woman (1991/2.16)
Horse (1993/1.62)
Warrior (1997/2.26)
Bowl with Goat (2005/2.83)
Duck (1991/2.17)
Stove and Kettle (1987/1.355)
Warrior (1997/2.25)
Small bird (1987/1.289)
Warrior (1972/2.68)
Dog (2007/2.73)
Funerary Jar (2000/1.39)
Tomb Guardian (2004/2.132.2)
Dog (1993/1.96)
Small Bird (1987/1.288)
Court Dancer (1984/1.298)
Model of an Oxcart (1993/1.100.1-4)
Goat Pen (1990/1.211)
Bowl with Bird (2005/2.88)
Horse and Rider (1987/1.149)
Basin on Stand (2008/2.282)
Horse and Rider (2008/2.274)
Five Attendants (2008/2.275.1-5)
Male Attendant (2009/2.105A&B)
Tomb Guardian (2004/2.132.1)
Bowl with Dog (2005/2.84)
Model of a pigpen (1990/1.214)
Covered Jar (1993/1.81.1-2)
Dog (1969/2.87)
Court Lady (1991/2.22)
Civil Official (1995/1.79)

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