- Chinese tomb figures
- Ming chʻi
Earlier Established Forms
Ming chʻiMing chʻi
- found: Desroches, J. Compagnons d'éternité, 1997: p. 7 (funerary figurines (mingqi) from ancient China)
- found: Britannica Micro. (ming chʻi, pinyin ming qi (Chinese "spirit utensils"), funerary furniture or objects placed in Chinese tombs to provide the deceased with the same material environment he enjoyed while living, thus assuring immortality. Ming chʻi are usually inexpensive, simply crafted clay models of that which is familiar in life -- including guardians, servants, animals, and even architectural structures.)
- 2000-09-19: new
- 2000-11-03: revised
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