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Ming Dynasty Funerary Object

Ming Dynasty Funerary Green Glazed Terracotta Table with Offerings
Table Length: 27cm
Height: 16cm
Width: 16cm
Food Offerings Diameter: 5cm
Weight: 2.75 kg.
#414a

Ming Dynasty Chinese Terracotta Miniature Mingqi House

Chinese Ming dynasty Mingqi Miniature Terracotta Beijing House
Ming Dynasty
Height: up to 31.5cm
Width 87cm
Depth: 63cm
Weight: 44.35 Kg.
#4134

Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figures

Ming dynasty Terracotta zodiac figures
Height: 17.5cm
Width: 6cm
Depth: 5.5cm
Weight: 400gms.
#60

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horsewoman

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horsewoman
Height: 34cm
Width: 27cm
Weight: 2.5 Kg.
#419B

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming Qi Chair Top View

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Chair
Height: 20cm
Width: 27cm
Depth: 16.5cm
Weight: 2.9 Kg.
#42105

Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty

Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Chairs
Height: 18cm
Width: 11.5cm
Depth: 8.5cm
#445

Front View Chinese Ming Dynasty Table With Offerings

Chinese Ming dynasty Table with Funerary Offerings
Height: 13cm
Length: 26.5
Weight: 2.75 Kg.
#417B

Chinese Terracotta Ming Horseman

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horse Rider
Height: 35cm
Length: 27cm
Weight; 2.5Kg.
#408

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming Qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Qing Dynasty Green Glazed Oxen Mingqi
Height: 31cm Highest Point
Length: 47cm
Width: 18cm
Weight: 4.55 Kg.
#70

Side View Chinese Gui Tripod Ewer

Chinese Qing Dynasty Green Glazed Oxen Mingqi
Height: 31cm Highest Point
Length: 47cm
Width: 18cm
Weight: 4.55 Kg.
#70

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects

Chinese Ming Dynasty 1368 AD – 1644 AD

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects also referred to spirit objects were made especially for burial purposes to accompany those into the afterlife.  This practice was highly popular during the Han Dynasty after which the practice of burying objects with the deceased went into a decline.

During the Ming dynasty (1368 A.D.-1644A.D.) there was a revival in placing miniature representations of glazed terracotta objects such a furniture, food offerings, farm animals, horses, miniature statues of male and female attendants and many other objects into the burial chamber alongside the departed.

Almost any object that was used in daily life during this period was re-created in miniature form especially for burial purposes; although other objects which served a utilitarian function were also used in burial chambers.

Representations of food, animal, houses, cooking vessels and many other objects that were enjoyed by the deceased when living were also made as offerings to accompany them into the other world. It is thought that familiar objects would ease their way and give them comfort when entering into the after life.

Mingqi objects that accompanied the deceased often reflected their status in life. Those of royal status or high ranking officials would be accompanied with more luxurious items such as gold and jade jewellery or ornaments made from precious metals.

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