Chinese collection

Item LL 6583

Accession no: LL 6583
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Model of a screen
Materials: Earthenware with lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1400
Measurements: H. 21.3 cm, W. 21 cm

Description: Model of a screen; 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 spirit screen is to keep away evil spirits, and precedes the bier.

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