Ceramic Pillow

Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368
Datong City Museum

This intricate and fanciful pillow represents the "Palace of the Moon" (Guanghan Palace), a theme that certainly seems appropriate to a good night's sleep. In the center of the palace, the Moon Goddess Chang'e supervises her assistant, Jade Rabbit, as he prepares the elixir of immortality. Asians see a Rabbit In The Moon, where Westerners see a Man In The Moon.