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Wellhead with Roosters

A work made of gray earthenware with molded, incised, and stamped decoration.
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  • A work made of gray earthenware with molded, incised, and stamped decoration.

Date:

Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), 1st century B.C./A.D.

Artist:

China; probably Henan province

About this artwork

This finely structured wellhead displays care in rendering naturalistic details. This model resembles tomb finds from Huixian, Henan province. Here two jaunty roosters are perched on the roof, which originally covered a pulley for raising and lowering buckets.

Status

On View, Gallery 133

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Wellhead with Roosters

Origin

China

Date

100 BCE–100 CE

Medium

Gray earthenware with molded, incised, and stamped decoration

Dimensions

38.0 × 45.5 × 25.2 cm (14 15/16 × 17 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Samuel M. Nickerson Fund

Reference Number

1935.360

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