Measurements: height – 31 cm, width – 37 cm


Description: A Chinese Han Dynasty stoneware  (‘proto-porcelain’) jar. Globular neckless shape, glazed in brownish-green colour with lugs shaped in abstract animal masks. The lugs on these types of vessels typically depict an animal or a human mask or an abstract variation of these. Decorated with three incised ribbed friezes, a characteristic for this type of vessels.


Reference: Watson, W., Pre-Tang Ceramics of China, Chinese Pottery from 4000 BC to 600 AD, 1991, Pl. 89; Li, H., Chinese Ceramics, The new Standard Guide, 1996, Fig. 86.


Period: Han Dynasty, 1st cent. BC – 1st cent. AD


Condition: Fine, traces of glaze visible on the surface.

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