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Ming Dynasty, 1400/1500s

Set of six glazed miniatures made for an altar to be interred in the tomb of an upper-class person. Made in the shape of nuts, vegetables, a boar’s head, ingots and long rolls to provide symbolic sustenance in the afterlife. A few minor chips and some soil from burial, otherwise good condition.

Size: Length, Height

Logs: 2 ½ in., 2 ¼ in.

Boar’s head: 2 ½ in., 2 in.

Walnuts: 1 ¾ in., 2 3/8 in.

Vegetables: 1 7/8 in., 2 ¼ in.

Ingots: 1 ¾ in., 1 7/8 in.