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Model of a Horse and Carriage with Two Figures

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.12
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:581 - 618


This object would have been buried with a rich man to ensure that he would have a carriage and servants in the next life. In China the dead are considered to be an integral part of society. The tomb is regarded as a deceased person's dwelling, hence the tradition of burying possessions with them.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Sui Dynasty
Place of Origin:China


Height:170 mm
Width:205 mm