Chinese Han Dynasty Jar
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre AD 1000: Item # 986652
Yufuin-cho, Yufu-shi, Oita-ken Japan 879-5104
This wonderful jar was made during the earlier part of the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Its amazing greenish blue color comes from a lead based ash glaze, common for burial potteries in the Northern region of the Han Empire. Time has given the jar a fantastic nacreous patina, and while it bears the visible signs of its age (see pictures), it remains a well preserved and mesmerizing artifact.
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The jar comes inside two wooden boxes, one of which is a display box with a glass window, made to fit. Dimensions: 10 x 21.5cm (4 x 8.6 in) The listed price includes EMS shipping.
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