Sogdian Hunter on Horseback, from a Tomb Figure Procession

Tomb figures were an important part of Chinese funerary practices. The deceased was to be accompanied by everything his or her family thought they might need in the afterlife: animals, servants, entertainers, hunters, homes, officials, etc. Regulations dictated that what you took into the afterlife depended on who you were in this life. This elaborate […]

Sogdian Hunter on Horseback, from a Tomb Figure Procession

Tomb figures were an important part of Chinese funerary practices. The deceased was to be accompanied by everything his or her family thought they might need in the afterlife: animals, servants, entertainers, hunters, homes, officials, etc. Regulations dictated that what you took into the afterlife depended on who you were in this life. This elaborate […]

Pack Camel, from a Tomb Figure Procession

Tomb figures were an important part of Chinese funerary practices. The deceased was to be accompanied by everything his or her family thought they might need in the afterlife: animals, servants, entertainers, hunters, homes, officials, etc. Regulations dictated that what you took into the afterlife depended on who you were in this life. This elaborate […]

Pack Camel, from a Tomb Figure Procession

Tomb figures were an important part of Chinese funerary practices. The deceased was to be accompanied by everything his or her family thought they might need in the afterlife: animals, servants, entertainers, hunters, homes, officials, etc. Regulations dictated that what you took into the afterlife depended on who you were in this life. This elaborate […]