Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Milling Shed
This rare and very interesting pottery model of a milling shed was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). The building has a doorway at the back and a gabled roof. Inside is the rice pounder and mill. It is made from a fairly high-fired red pottery. The thin pale green glaze that, due to long burial, has degraded over time and acquired a silvery iridescence, coats the roof and outer walls, whereas inside is it just the pounder and mill that are glazed.
Length 20 cm, height 17.25 cm. Condition is very good with no repair or restoration and minor chips to the edges.
For information: two other examples of Eastern Han milling sheds are shown on page 162 of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society book "Spirit of Han".
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