Grain Tower Model, funerary; dark green glazed ceramic

Granary Jar, 1st-2nd century

Unknown artist, expand_more

This silo-like vessel seems to be a partial representation of actual granaries constructed during Han times. The mouth at the top of the vessel and the molded bear feet suggest that this basic form has been adapted to more practical use as a ritual container for the tomb. It most likely was used to store grain for the afterlife.

Granary Jar
12 in. (30.48 cm)
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Grain Tower Model, funerary; dark green glazed ceramic