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Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Objects
Side View Ming Dynasty Beijing Courtyard House
Side View Ming Dynasty Beijing Courtyard House
Weight: 44.35 kg.
#4144
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Chairs
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Chairs
Height: 18cm
#445
Chinese Tang Style Animal Zodiac Figures
Chinese Tang Style Animal Zodiac figures
#1120
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
Side 1 Chinese Tang Style Sancai Tri Coloured Jar
Chinese Tang Style Sancai Glazed Terracotta jar
Height with lid: 23cm
#413
Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figures
Ming dynasty Terracotta zodiac figures
Height: 17.5cm
#60
Ming Dynasty Funerary Mingqi Chair
Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Funerary /> Chair
Height: 19cm
#444
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horsewoman
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horsewoman
Height: 34cm
#419B
Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming Qi Chair Top View
Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Chair
Height: 20cm
#42105
Front View Chinese Ming Dynasty Table With Offerings
Chinese Ming dynasty Table with Funerary Offerings
Height: 13cm
#417B

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 as 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 used or 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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