Tomb Figures in Procession


Ming dynasty, (1368-1644), About 1500

By the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) the Chinese were more interested in tomb figures that showed the actual funeral procession rather than splendid things intended for use in the afterlife. This procession boasts a remarkable line-up of musicians, mourners, a horse, sedan chair, etc. Such a large send off from this life made for a better impression in the next.