Three-storied Watchtower

Earthenware with lead-fluxed glaze | 34.5 x 14 x 15in | Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 C.E.)

Chinese Artist

During the Han period, tall wood-framed towers were used for a variety of purposes: grain storage, entertaining and defense. The defensive role of this tower is shown by the crossbow archers at the corners of the second story. The architecture of suc...
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