G717.5 A green glazed pottery watchtower with crossbowmen and a moat with turtles
Han dynasty, 206 BC–220 AD
H. 50 cm, 19 ¾ ins
W. 40 cm, 15 ¾ ins
Pottery models of watchtowers and pavilions were typically manufactured for internment in the highest-ranking tombs of the Eastern Han dynasty.
Reference: There is a similar watchtower in the Cleveland Art Museum, Ohio, acc.no.1989.71.
Provenance: From the collection of the late Anthony Gardner (1950-1992), Director of Spink and Son Limited, London, and the late Roger Monks (1942-2017).