San Antonio Museum or Art

Special Exhibition Gallery Talk - Tomb Tiles of Han Dynasty China, Curatorial Assistant for Asian Art Erin Keelin

Gallery Talks


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free.

Tomb Tile (Detail)

China, Eastern Han dynasty (25 – 220 AD)

Grey earthenware

Purchased with funds provided by Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2009.8.2

Royal Han dynasty tombs were often decorated with large bricks with stamps in low relief depicting mythological creatures, hunting scenes, and abstract patterns. This discussion will address SAMA’s newly acquired tomb tile and the significance of tomb tiles in Han dynasty China.