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Painted Jar on an Elephant Back
 

Tang Dynasty

Height: 68cm   Length: 32.5cm   Width: 30.5cm

Unearthed at the construction site of Xi'an Pharmaceutical Factory in 1966

This painted pottery jar is a burial object in the shape of a Buddhist stupa. It was more popular in the Tang Dynasty, and rare in other times, which had a great relationship with the prevalence of Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty.