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Hill Jar

Object Number:48-2-17
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: Han Dynasty
Early Date: -206
Late Date: 220
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Glaze
Technique:Glazed
Fired
Iconography:Hill
Mountain
Hunting
People
Dragons
Tigers
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:479 - Hilprecht Number
L-2-330A - Old Loan Number

Description

Hill jar. Green glazed pottery. Cylindrical with three small feet. Relief decoration; 4 moutnains symbolic of 4 directions; 2 bronze rings which are a survival of the rings on a bronze vessel; hunting scene showing people(spirit men?) attacking dragons and tigers. The cover is missing; the cover 48-2-18 formerly catalogued with this jar does not belong with it.

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