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Five Dynasties Period Sanskrit Offering Vessel
$1795

This marvelous piece of ancient pottery is an offering vessel, sometimes referred to as a "spirit jar", from roughly the Five Dynasties period (907-960 AD) of Classic Imperial China. These intriguing vessels first appeared to Western collectors around the turn of the century and were quite a delightful find. Appearing in the ruins of a long forgotten monastery near Kunming, hundreds of these jars were discovered in many several sites in Yunnan. There are many styles of these offering vessels but the most rare are the one like this which have an unknown, non- Chinese script that is sometimes identified (incorrectly) as Sanskrit. The script runs spirally across the entire body of the vessel. This particular piece appear intact and unrestored and is quite a find for the serious collector. These have all but disappeared from the market as most of them are in the hands of knowing collectors and museums. Don't miss this opportunity to to join a select few private collectors to own one of the amazing pieces of the past. Height is approximately 25 cm.


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