About this artwork
Han grave goods extended to the most mundane aspects of rural life. As illustrated here, latrines were customarily built above a pigsty and connected by pipes to a cesspool. Stylistically, this well-constructed tomb object corresponds to models excavated in Huixian, Henan province.
- Pigsty and Latrines
- 99 BCE–99 CE
- Gray earthenware with stamped decoration
- 40.6 × 21.6 × 27.9 cm (16 × 8 1/2 × 11 in.)
- Gift of Bertha Palmer Thorne