Silo-shaped Object

Accession No. R023503
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. 5.7 cm; Diam. of foot 5.6 cm


This hallow object got a round hole in the middle of its bottom, and was found sitting in the three-footed incense censer (item # R023501). Its function was unknown but could be related to incense burning or other Buddhist practices.