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House with a Courtyard

2nd–3rd century c.e.

Stoneware with incised and carved decoration

9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
other: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
Gift of John Hadley Cox, B.A. 1935
1940.327
This single-story house, with an attached courtyard for animals, was produced in southern China for a tomb and is a rare example of a burial good from that region. Made in Hunan Province, this type of object depicts architecture still found in southern China and Vietnam today.
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

John Hadley Cox (1913–2005), Washington, D.C.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1940

Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 290, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 63–64, no. 24, ill.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 71, no. 118, ill.

John Hadley Cox, An Exhibition of Chinese Antiquities from Ch’ang-Sha lent by John Hadley Cox, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, 1939), fig. 7.

Jan Fontein and Tung Wu, Unearthing China’s Past, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1973), 75, no. 23.

Ezekiel Schloss, Art of the Han, exh. cat. (New York: China Institute Gallery, 1979), 34, no. 10.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.