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Jar in Shape of Archaic Bronze Vessel (Hu)

Period:
Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 A.D.)
Date:
1st–3rd century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with incised decoration under amber glaze
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.605.123
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.
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