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Lidded vase

Lidded vase

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    206 BC-0008 AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    J. Richtie Gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 11 []

This lidded vase was used to store grains or alcohol. In ancient China such vases were daily utensils. When their owners died they were sometimes buried with them.

Place of Origin

China (made)


206 BC-0008 AD (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted


Height: 37 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Labels and date

Lidded vase
Western Han dynasty
206 BC-AD 8

Pottery vases like this were made especially for burials, to imitate more expensive bronze or lacquered vessels.

Painted earthenware

J. Ritchie Gift
Museum no. C.628-1925 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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