rectangular building with a removable roof; square opening at center of one long side, which has a small porch

Grain Storage Building, from a model farmstead, c. 1st-2nd century

Unknown artist, expand_more

High-fired earthenwareexpand_more

Gift of the Asian Art Councilexpand_more  2001.31.6.2a,b

G213expand_more

Vietnamese ceramics made during the early period of Chinese occupation (111 b.c.-a.d. 2nd century) understandably borrowed certain technical and stylistic aspects of the Chinese tradition. Model buildings made for tombs were popular in Han, China (206 b.c - a.d. 220). Vietnamese potters made similar objects representing rural farmsteads, houses, and granaries for tomb burial. Such models consisted of simple rectangular structures often made from separate elements. These models provide a clear visualization of the type of buildings in use nearly 2000 years ago.

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Title
Grain Storage Building, from a model farmstead
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2001.31.6.2a,b
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rectangular building with a removable roof; square opening at center of one long side, which has a small porch