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Chinese Earthenware Han Dynasty Mingqi Vessel
Height: 49cm
Weight: 6.2kg
#4388

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Earthenware Lidded Stemmed Bowl

Chinese han Dynasty Mingqi Earthenware Lidded Bowl
Height: 24cm
Diameter: 27.5cm
Base Diameter: 8cm
Weight: 1.55kg
#432

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Lidded Ding

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Objects - Lidded vessel
Height: 21cm
Diameter: 18cm
Weight: 2.15 Kg.
#426

Side 2 Han Dynasty Mingqi

Chinese Han Dynasty Earthenware vessel
Height: 27cm
Weight: 2.85 kg.
#425

Chinese Han Dynasty Ming Qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Earthenware Granary
Height: 38cm
Circumference: 65cm
Weight: 3.45 kg.
#441B

Han Dynasty Chinese Earthenware Mingqi Funerary Vessel

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Earthenware Vessel
Height: 48cm
Base Diam: 19cm
Weight: 5.4 kg.
#49a

Chinese Tang Dynasty Mingqi Camel

Chinese Tang Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Camel
Height: 42cm
Width: 18cm
Length: 36cm
Weight: 4.10kg.
#1246

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Vessel & Lid

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Vessel
Height: 13.5cm
Width: 17cm
Weight: 1.5 Kg.
#42a

Chinese Han Dynasty Funerary Bullock & Cart

Chinese Han Dynasty Funerary Bullock & Cart
Height: 18cm
Width: 22cm
Length: 36cm
Weight: 2.35
#431

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Tripod Vessel

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Tripod vessel
Height: 29cm
Circumference widest part: 66cm
Weight: 2.1 Kg.
#41a

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Lidded Vessel

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Lidded Vessel
Height: 17cm
Diameter: 29cm
Weight: 4.8 Kg.
#63

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Ding

Chinese Han Dynasty Mingqi Terracotta Ding
Height: 12cm
Circumference: 20.5cm
Weight: 2.4kg.
#60

Chinese Han Dynasty Earthenware Ding Vessel

Chinese Han Dynasty Earthenware Ding Vessel
Height: 24cm
Diameter: 29cm
Weight: 5.5cm
#58

Han Dynasty Chinese Mingqi Cacoon Jar

Han Dynasty Chinese Mingqi Cocoon Jar
Height: 40cm
Width: 34cm
Depth: 21cm
Weight: 2.75 Kg.
#10a

Chinese Neolithic Dawenkou Earthenware Vessel

Chinese Neolithic Dawenkou Culture Earthenware Vessel Height: 35.5cm Circumference: 69cm Base Dikameter: 13cm Weight: 2.95 kg #432

Chinese Miniature Sancai Ming Qi Vase

Chinese Miniature Sancai Ming Qi Vase
Height: 8cm
Base Diameter: 3cm
Circumference Widest Part: 15cm
#432

Chinese Han Dynasty Vessel

Chinese Han Dynasty Vessel Height: 35.5cm Circumference: 69cm Base Diameter: 13cm Weight: 2.95 kilo #432

Han Dynasty 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.

Chinese Han Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Han Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Han Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects – a popular form of ritual which involved placing miniature objects that were used, eaten or enjoyed by the departed when alive to accompany him or her into the burial chamber to bring comfort and familiarity on their journey into the afterlife.

It was and still is strongly believed by the Chinese that there is an afterlife, and that the deceased should enjoy the same respect and care given to him or her when they were alive, into the afterlife. Ancestor worship is still vibrant in China and practiced by the Chinese in many others parts of South East Asia today.

Some belief systems aimed to prolong life, others to provide for a continuation of life in the tomb, still others assumed the presence of immortal kingdoms to which the soul was transported. The Chinese distinguished two different elements of the soul Hun and Po. In the physical life Hun was the intellectual or spiritual soul, Po dealt with the energy and movement of the physical body.

After death these two elements of the soul would separate, Po stayes with the body after death and Hun leaves the body after death.

The material comforts which were enjoyed in the lifetime of the departed were placed inside the burial chamber with the departed, ensuring that they were provided for in death in much the same way they were provided for in life. Amost anything one can imagine was crafted specifically for burial in miniature form to provide all the comforts and enjoyments the departed experienced on the earthly plane.

A variety of ming qi objects such as earthenware or terracotta vessels which held wine or water, or those that may have been used in rituals, cooking vessels, miniature replica animal forms that would have been used for traveling or work, such as the camel, horse or bullock or farm animals that may have been used in agriculture.

During the Han Dynasty Ming qi funerary objects were mostly made in miniature form. During the Qin dynasty just prior to the Han Dynasty the first emperor executed thousands of lifesize replicas of soldiers, horses and chariots to accompany him into the afterlife. The most famous examples are the terracotta army.

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