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3. Somewhat similar are the stamped tile designs of figures found at the back of the north wall of the Teng-hsien tomb. An­ nette L. Juliano, Teng-Hsien: An Important Six Dynasties Tomb (Switzerland, 1980), pp. 8, 53, figs. 54, 55; see Kaogu, 1973/4, p. 2Z0, fig. 5:1-Z for some small figurines with partially finished The close resemblance between figurines such as this one and the painted images at the entrance to a late-fifth-to­ early-sixth-century tomb at Teng-hsien in Honan suggests that these unusually large figures may be "tomb guard­ backs.

C. Height: 9'Vs in. (25 em. ), "Ching-shu of Cheng made this numinous bell to be used forever" Chimes of bells (pien-chung) were an important aspect of Chou bronze production. They were used in musical ac­ companiment for ritual ceremonies and for other less solemn occasions. The Morse bell is referred to as a "chung" in its inscription; "chung" is both the generic term for musical bells and the name of the type seen here. The chung has a shank for suspension, a flaring, elliptical body, and a scal­ loped bottom rim.

353-73' 3. Jan Fontein and Tung Wu, Unearthing China's Past (Boston, 1973),pp. 14-18. 4. Kaogu yu Wenwu, 1980/3, pp. 108-119, 24; Ezekiel Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture, 2 vols. ,1977) 1 :48-49,53-59; Margaret Medley, T'ang Pottery and Porcelain (London, Ig81),pp. 26-34,46-49. OPPOSITE: Groom (no. D. D. 5 Certain techniques invented during the Neolithic period were still being used in the sixth century-for example, the use of slip. Already, too, a belief in an afterlife dictated the placement of pottery in graves-a custom that would persist into the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties.

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