Chinese collection

Item LL 6582

Accession no: LL 6582
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Model of a coffin stand
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 10.4 cm, W. 15.4 cm

Description: Model of a coffin stand; belongs to a set of funeral procession, 49 pieces. Earthenware, moulded and sculpted, with aubergine and turquoise glazes in the style of Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD).

The coffin - as an object too sacred for direct representation - is not shown in the procession.

Acquired by the 2nd Lord Leverhulme in 1937. Curator’s Report to the Trustees of June 1937 in the LLAG archives.