Tomb model of a watchtower

Models (including the central watchtower), 1st–early 3rd century C.E. (Eastern Han dynasty), earthernware with green lead glaze, China, 104.1 x 57.5 x 29.8 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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This work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Han Dynasty (206 B.C.–220 A.D.) on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Cortney E. Chaffin and Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, "Tomb model of a watchtower," in Smarthistory, April 19, 2023, accessed February 29, 2024,