Dissertation > History, geography > Cultural Relics and Archaeology > China 's Cultural Relics and Archaeology > Ruins > Funerary objects

Study on pottery unearthed in Henan Han tomb pens

Author ZhaoZuoZhou
Tutor ZhouYuXing
School Nanjing Normal University
Course Archaeology and Museology
Keywords Henan Han Dynasty Tombs Pottery sheds Funerary objects
CLC K878.9
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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The pottery sheds model is one of the most common clay image model and iconic relics in the Han tombs.It reflects the lavish burial rituals and customs of "looking upon death as being alive" in Han Dynasty. Henan has an extremely important role in the Han period, not only to explore a large number of the Han Tombs, but the burial of the pottery sheds clay image is also abundant, the time span from the Western Han mid to the late Eastern Han Dynasty. The paper systematically combing the pottery sheds of Han Tombs in Henan region focus on the archaeological excavation report on the basis of previous studies and the past published by archaeological data. Tao sheds tomb unearthed in Henan province are divided by the type with archaeology typology method. Analyzing the differences and relations between the regional characteristics of the surrounding areas with comparative analysis on the basis of analyzing evolution rule. Analyzing the reasons of the funerary pottery sheds in the tombs. Researching the relationship about the condition of funerary objects reflected between the Han Dynasty actual social life.We have a more systematic and comprehensive understanding of pottery sheds tomb unearthed in Henan province. We know that the pottery sheds tomb unearthed in Henan province have close links with unearthed in southern Shanxi, southern Hebei, Southwest Shandong and northern Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei northwest, Guanzhong area. The pottery sheds model may originator from northern Jiangsu area in the early Western Han Dynasty and then spread to the north of Anhui and the Southwest Shandong region, Middle Western reached the Nanyang region,finaly become the general iconic artifacts in the Middle and Later Eastern Han Dynasty. Overall the pottery sheds shape vary greatly in the Western Han Dynasty,and then become more consistent in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Unified, while there is a difference, commonality is greater than personality, reflects the the condition of the whole of the Han Dynasty Unity, but there are local differences.

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