Rectangular porcelain "tomb tablet" porcelain box and cover with solid interior. Underglaze blue with flying horse, crane and clouds around a central four character inscription on cover. Extensive inscription on inside of lower part and long inscription on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 73 millimetres
- Width: 180 millimetres
- Depth: 97 millimetres
Inscription CommentThe text communicates with the spirit world and includes biographical details of the deceased, an epitaph, a eulogy and a record of re-internment. The name of the deceased was pan Zhaosheng, literary name Xianwen. He died in AD 1545 and was re-interred in 1555.
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1555ADRoom 95 label text:
The cover is painted with flying horse, crane and clouds around a central four character inscription. A long inscription dated equivalent to AD 1555 is inside. The text communicates with the spirit world and includes biographical details of the deceased, an epitaph, a eulogy and a record of re-internment. The name of the deceased was Pan Zhaosheng, literary name Xianwen. He died in AD 1545 and was re-interred in 1555. His sons commissioned the epitaph tablet from Jingdezhen to record this event.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, dated equivalent to AD 1555
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Object reference number: RRC39901
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