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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Pottery Buddhist Zodiac Jar
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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Pottery Buddhist Zodiac Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1371205

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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Pottery Buddhist Zodiac Jar

This very rare and attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.

The jar has been decorated with four large lotus leaf panels within which are moulded and applied human figures and zodiac animals. The pottery is quite “brittle” and there are minor losses to the vulnerable edges. Much of the original burial soil still adheres to the surface, giving the jar its iron-red colour.

Height 25.5 cm (10 inches). A very nice example with no restoration or repair.

This jar is from our own collection of Buddhist vessels from Yunnan that we have collected over several years and not previously offered for sale.

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