Around 1915, excavated from a tomb in the village of Balitai, near Luoyang, China. 1918, bought by Mr Kwen at the price of 4200 taels; 1923,sold by Mr.Kwen to C.T.Loo at the price of little over than 70.000 francs; 1925, sold by C.T.loo to Denman Waldo Ross(1853-1935) at the price of $4,500; 1925 gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1925)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Chinese, Western Han dynasty, late 1st century B.C.
Overall 73.3 x 240.7 cm (28 7/8 x 94 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware hollow tiles of a tomb lintel and pediment; ink and color on a whitened ground