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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.
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

An Exhibition of Chinese Antiquities from Ch’ang-Sha, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1939), fig. 7.

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

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.

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

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

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.