Central Watchtower

Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Date: 1st–early 3rd century

Culture: China

Medium: Earthenware with green lead glaze

Dimensions: H. 41 in. (104.1 cm); W. 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm); D. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)

Classification: Tomb Pottery

Credit Line: Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. John C. Weber Gift, 1984

Accession Number: 1984.397a, b


Pottery models of houses and farm structures were commonly included in Eastern Han burials to provide for the afterlife.