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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1st century-3rd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:

    C.919-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 4

Physical description

Wine jar of bronze form with depressed globular body, high straight foot with flat base, and tall cylindrical neck; two tiger-mask handles with fixed rings, and bands of wheel-made ribbing. Red earthenware with dark brown glaze. Drops of glaze and three spur-marks on the mouth and remains of oblong kiln-rests on the base.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1st century-3rd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm

Descriptive line

Wine jar, earthenware with brown lead glaze, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3rd century AD

Production Note

Label

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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