A stoneware jar was preserved in an original condition.
Being applied with olive-green glaze on the the body, the jar or Hu was molded with a trumpet-like mouth and stand on a flat bottom.
Two well- mold loops were nicely pressed to the body as handles.
Decorations of incised wave bands were around the mouth while grooved patterns were carved around the body in the middle segment.
Black hue was affected to the slender neck and the mouth portion. It was caused from firing results.
Immense crackles accompanied with slight incursions were spread all over the surface on the glaze.
And tar-like padding grits were reserved at the bottom when some graffiti were left too.
A similar piece is listed in the book of He Li, CHINESE CERAMICS, THE NEW STANDARD GUARD, plate 25.
Date: late Western Han-early Eastern Han, 1st BC-1st AD.
Height; 15.5CM, Width: 13.2cm.
IT IS A FINE VASE BY ITS BEAUTIFUL SHAPE.