LARGE Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Hu Jar with Cover (206 BC - AD 220)
This unusually large, impressive and attractively-shaped pottery jar, or "hu", complete with its cover, was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. On opposing sides at the waist are large and highly detailed moulded taotie mask handles. In addition are various incised bands that surround the body. In places, particularly on the underside of the cover, are "calcified" deposits from long burial.
Height including cover 49.5 cm (19.5 inches), diameter 37.5 cm (14.75 inches). There is no sign of restoration or repair; this superb jar is in excellent condition.
This jar is available to view at our Brighton gallery.
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