This miniature ceramic table is from Shanxi Province and may have been made to represent Mingqi, a type of ancient Chinese burial good. Mingqi were placed in tombs to give the dead everything they’d need in the afterlife: weapons, armor, body guards, horses, or even everyday things like musical instruments, or perhaps this tiny table.
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- Date of manufacture680
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- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 4 in. x W 5.25 in. x D 3.25 in.
H 10.16 cm x W 13.34 cm x D 8.26 cm
- Seller locationChicago, IL
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