Yurt or Ger

Yurt or Ger

No. 0021

Date: Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE)
Material: earthenware
Height: 4 inches (10.16 cm)
Diameter: 5 ¾ inches (14.60 cm)

The conical shape is minimalistic, with straight sides and a straight cut, rectangle for the front door. Starting above the door, there are three sets of two small concentric rings. The object is unglazed, with touches of red coloring. A yurt or ger is a portable tent-like dwelling, common among nomads of Central Asia and Mongolia.

Photo by Maria Paula Armelin


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