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Phoenix and Leopard Hu Jars, 24 AD Western Han

Phoenix and Leopard Hu Jars, 24 AD Western Han

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 894025

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Two extremely rare painted animal headed Hu jars of the Western Han Dynasty (B.C. 206 - A.D. 24). About 95% of the original painted pigments remain in a remarkable state of preservation. This is not your typical pair of Han Hu jars as the majority of these are of the more common duck headed types; it is extremely rare to find the leopard type and unheard of to find the phoenix. The leopard measures 32 cm (12.75") high and the phoenix is 36 cm (14") high.