Hill Jar


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Shaanxi | Xi'an

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-25-7A
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Shaanxi | Xi'an
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made 1st Century BCE - 3rd Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Clay | Lead Glaze
Technique Low Relief | Glazed | Fired
Iconography Animals | Bear

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.

Height 25.4 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number 6210 - Other Number

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