Ming Dynasty Mingqi Green Glazed Cupboard
AGE: – Ming Dynasty 1368 A.D. – 1644 A.D.
CONSTRUCTION: – Terracotta
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Green Glazed Cupboard
TABLE LENGTH: – 27cm
HEIGHT: – 16cm
FOOD OFFERINGS: – Average 5cm diameter
WEIGHT: – 2.75 kg.
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Mingqi Green Glazed Cupboard – A miniature cupboard with offerings made especially for burial purposes. The Chinese have from very early times held reverence and respect for the departed soul and generally believed that given a respectful burial, he or she will be happy in the afterlife, reducing the chance that the soul will become a wandering soul or hungry ghost, bringing havoc to those in the living world.
It was therefore considered a good idea in order to appease the soul and give assistance whilst transitioning into the afterlife, to place in the burial chamber replicas of objects that gave him or her pleasure whilst he or she was alive.