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Jar

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Object Number:29-25-7A
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Xi'an
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: 1st Century BCE - 3rd Century CE
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 299
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Lead Glaze
Technique:Low Relief
Glazed
Fired
Iconography:Animals
Bear
Height: 25.4 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929

Description

Hill jar made of light reddish terracotta which is covered with a dark green glaze which is partly iridescent. There is a decorative band of running animals in low relief on the body which is supported by three feet resembling auspicious bears. Some hard, earthy incrustation is visible on the surface.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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