China Han Dynasty Hu Vase Tomb Jar Amphora Burial 190 Bce
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China Han Dynasty Hu Vase Tomb Jar Amphora Burial 190 Bce :
sale a rare & fine example of Western han dynasty Tob jar / vas / amphora.
The vase made of high-fired , underglazed gray clay . It is typical of the clay burial items made in
Sichuan, Western China , in Western Han times.
The gray pottery body simulating bronze.
- AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE. THIS sale IS FOR ONE VASE ONLY! .
- Condition: Well-preserved old burial condition overall with some amount of soil abrasions and wearings on the piece due to the long burial time 14" high 6 3/4" diameter at the widest.
- SHIPPING BY CANADA POST REGISTERED MAIL INSURED TO CANADA - $25.00. USA - WILL BE CALCULATED.
The first pottery to survive in appreciable quantities belongs to the Han Dynasty; most of it has been excavated from graves. Perhaps the commonest form is thehu(壺), a baluster-shaped vase copied from bronze vessels of the same name and sometimes decorated with relief ornament in friezes taken directly from a bronze original. The hill jar (罐) is another fairly frequent form, and many models of servants, domestic animals, buildings, wellheads, dovecotes, and the like also have been discovered in graves.
Eastern Han, located at Deqing (德清) in northern Zhejiang, produced a hard stoneware, often imitating the shapes of bronze vessels and decorated with impressed, bronzelike designs under a thin olive glaze. Other important provincial centers for pottery production in the Han Dynasty were Changsha (in Hunan province) and Chengdu and Chongqing (in Sichuan province).