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Pair of Large Chinese Han Dynasty Covered Pottery Jars


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A Fine Pair of Large Chinese Han Dynasty Covered Pottery Hu Jars (206 BC - AD 220)

This imposing pair of pottery jars dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). They are made from a dense grey pottery and relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to them when tapped; this has helped them to remain in such good condition. There are various ridges and bands that surround the bodies and necks. On opposing sides at the waist of each jar have been applied moulded taotie mask ring handles. Much of the surface of both jars is covered with the remains of "calcified" root/plant growths from their long burial. One jar also has the remains of some kind of iron implement fused to its lower body.

These jars have respective heights of 50.5 cm (20 inches) and 51.5 cm (20.25 inches). They are in fine condition and can be viewed here at our gallery. 

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