Miniature furniture and figurines in a Ming tomb

Miniature furniture and figurines from the Tomb of Pan Yongcheng, 16th–17th centuries (Ming dynasty), local beech wood and metal, excavated in Shanghai in 1960 (Shanghai Museum)

The Ming dynasty, an introduction

Ming dynasty on The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Craig Clunas, Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Culture of Ming China, 1368–1644 (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2007).

Cite this page as: Dr. Kristen Loring Brennan and Dr. Beth Harris, "Miniature furniture and figurines in a Ming tomb," in Smarthistory, January 19, 2022, accessed April 16, 2024,