Ceramic: model

One glazed blue-green earthenware model of a well head. Lower part of model comprises box-shaped body with square cross-section and beveled edges tapering slightly to the top. Upper part of model comprises stylised torana with horizontal crossbar and moulded ridged roof.
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Discovered in a tomb in Lanzhou. Given by Alley to Owen Jackson (1919-2008) of Friends' Ambulance Unit in China (1945-1947) to present to Canterbury Museum. In 1956, loaned to the Rewi Alley Chinese Art and Crafts Exhibition, held at the Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 97 x 98 x 223mm (3 13/16 x 3 7/8 x 8 3/4")
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