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Vessel

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1st century-3rd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with moulded decoration in relief

  • Museum number:

    C.39-1911

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Tripod vessel (missing lid) of red earthenware, covered with a green lead glaze. Of slightly depressed globular form with wide mouth and three plain tapering feet. The upper half, above a projecting ridge, is moulded with a frieze of two horse riders, a dragon, a fierce feline and hill motifs.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1st century-3rd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with moulded decoration in relief

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm, Diameter: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Tripod vessel (missing lid), green glazed earthenware with moulded frieze of horse riders, a dragon, a fierce feline and hill motifs, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3rd century.

Production Note

Label

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Equestrians; Dragons; Hills; Feline

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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