HAN DYNASTY Anonymous
(active 206 BCE - 220 CE)
London. British Museum
The brackets used in this ceramic model of a Han watch tower have become fantastic animal heads, perhaps symbolizing beneficent dragons. This watch tower also illustrates a feature commonly found on later Chinese architecture, the curving upturned tile roof. Its multilevel construction formed the basis for later Chinese pagodas.
HAN | Watch tower. Model | Han | Chinese
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