Earthenware with incised decoration under amber glaze
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Like many early ceramic shapes, the shape of this storage jar is based on more expensive bronze and lacquer prototypes. The wide mouth, the articulated rim, and the amber glaze of this example help date the piece to the Eastern Han dynasty.