Reversed T-shaped Object

Accession No. R023504
Period Sui and Tang dynasties
Material Porcelain
Findspot Tomb No. 243 Hsiao-t'un, Yin-xu Site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension H. 4.4 cm; W. 6.5 cm; D. 1.8 cm


Reversed T-shaped Object was engraved with decorative lines near the edges of each face, and two teeth could be found on both flanks and the shoulders. Its name and function remain unknown; considering its size, it was made as a grave good.