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西漢 彩繪雲氣紋陶盒
Covered Bowl (He)

Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)
Earthenware with pigment
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); Diam. 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.605.33a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Instead of being glazed, some tomb pottery was decorated with pigments applied after firing to mimic the form and decor of vessels made of more precious materials such as lacquer or bronze.
Probably near Luoyang, Henan Province

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties," 2005.

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