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Jar and lid

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1st century-2nd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with green lead glaze

  • Museum number:

    C.99&A-1930

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Jar and lid of light red earthenware, covered with a green lead glaze. Depressed globular form, with angular shoulder and small mouth. The lid is moulded in low relief with dots and 'S'-shaped scrolls. The glaze is highly iridescent with decay.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1st century-2nd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with green lead glaze

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm, Diameter: 15.9 cm

Descriptive line

Jar and lid, green lead-glazed earthenware, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century AD

Production Note

Label

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Dots; Scrolls (motifs)

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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