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Han Dynasty Earthenware Granary (Qun) on Three Bear-shaped Feet

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1336465

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This cylindrical granary stands on three feet decorated with a moulded bear motif, which are often found on such containers. In the Han Dynasty, people interred these granaries in graves to provide grain for the deceased. This one is made with fine grey pottery and decorated with three sets of horizontal incised bands. Dimension: H: 24.5cm Dia: 12.5cm Condition: very good, with an aged patina and traces of ancient root growth. No sign of damage or repair. Price: USD $350; CAD $455 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Canada)