This specimen is a piece of grey-ware pottery from ancient China.It likely dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). It appears to be intact and un-repaired. It has soil encrustations and traces of root fibers all along the surface. This is an outstanding relic of ancient Chinese culture. Large for its type, It measures just under 21 cm in height. Authentic ancient Chinese artifacts are becoming nearly impossible to find. Take advantage of this piece at a "pre-ban" price.