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Ming Dynasty Funerary Mingqi Chair

Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Funerary /> Chair
Height: 19cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 8cm
Weight: 750 gms.

Side View Ming Dynasty Beijing Courtyard House

Side View Ming Dynasty Beijing Courtyard House
Weight: 44.35 kg.

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.

Side 1 Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Tri Coloured Jar

Chinese Sancai Glazed Terracotta jar
Height with lid: 23cm
Circumf: 82cm
Base Diam: 13.5cm
Mouth Diam: 11.5cm

Ming Dynasty Terracotta Zodiac Figures

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

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Horsewoman

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

Chinese Qing Dynasty Mingqi Funerary Objects

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

Chinese Ming Dynasty Ming Qi Chair Top View

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

Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty

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

Front View Chinese Ming Dynasty Table With Offerings

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

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.



Ming Dynasty Ming qi Funerary Objects

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