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Jar

Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with impressed and carved decoration
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); Diam. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.61.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Based on a bronze vessel used to store food, this ceramic piece was most likely intended as a burial good that substituted for a more expensive item.
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