Panels from a Funerary Couch (Guanchuang)

Limestone | 44.7 x 94cm | Northern Wei dynasty (386–535); c. 525

Unknown Artist

These stone panels were originally assembled to enclose the back and short sides of a low, couchlike platform that held a coffin in a tomb. This “funerary couch” was probably supported along the front and back by two long stone slabs, each elevated o...
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