Funerary Jar


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Shaanxi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-25-6
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Shaanxi
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made 1st Century BCE - 3rd Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Clay | Lead Glaze
Technique Fired | Glazed | Low Relief
Iconography Animals

Pottery jar made of light orange-red terracotta which is covered with dark a green glaze now silvery iridescent and encrusted with a hard earthy layer. There is adecorative band in low relief on the shoulder depicting running animals.

Height 37.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1929

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