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White Glazed Ping ji or Body Rest
The White-glazed Ping-ji or Body Rest, 6 cm tall, is a ceramic burial object of the Sui Dynasty. It was unearthed in May, 1959 at North Henan Yarn Factory in Anyang City, Henan Province by the Anyang Working Team of the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and handed over to be housed by Henan Provincial Museum in 1962.
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Zhu Hongqiu, postgraduate of Jiangxi Normal University, majors in Historical Files; Researcher of the Collections Management Department of Henan Museum, dedicated to the research of the ancient ceramics.

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The rest coated with white glaze features a semi-circular body and curved beast legs with hooves. The curved body rest was very popular in the Jin and Northern and Southern dynasties. Mostly placed on mats, beds and vehicles, people would lean on it for rest.