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LARGE Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Farm House + TL Test
LARGE Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Farm House with Oxford TL Test

This large and impressive pottery model of what we assume to be a farm house was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from a pinkish-coloured pottery, the surface of which has fired to a pale grey colour. It has a large gabled roof with deep grooves and horizontal incised lines to represent tiles. The ridge along the top has been incised to show three rows of ridge tiles. On the upper surface of the roof are faint fabric impressions. On all four sides of the building are incised lines representing the wooden framework of the building. To the front are two cut-out openings, the opening on the left being larger, reaching to the roof, so we assume this is a doorway whilst the opening to the right is a window. Around these openings are several purpose-made circular holes. Similar holes also appear to the veranda at the front of the house where presumably was originally some kind of wooden framework, regretfully long since rotted away and lost. To the coarse base are six large circular holes where this house most likely originally stood on wooden legs.

As with many of our finer pieces, we have had this model tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction rooms and museums worldwide, with a result of a date of manufacture of "between 1,500 and 2,400 years ago". We show a scan of the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report test certificate that will accompany this model. 

Length 48 cm (18.75 inches), height 30 cm (12 inches). This item is available to view at our gallery. 

This item is one of our own collection of Han Dynasty pottery architectural models that has not previously been offered for sale.

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