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Chinese green-glazed model of a shrine, Han dynasty

Chinese green-glazed model of a shrine, Han dynasty

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It has a pyramidal roof topped with a finial, ornamental ridges, and faux doors and windows that are characteristic of Chinese sacred architecture of the period.

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
Medium : Earthenware with Green glaze
Dimension : 19.4cm(Diameter) x 34cm(Height)
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in late 1990s.
Condition : Good(Repair on front side of surface)
Reference : 
1) Fukuoka Art Museum - Collection number 25-Ha-7
(Type : Closely related)

2) Sotheby's Hong Kong 6 December 2023 - Polychrome - Lot 806
(Price range : 40,000HKD - 60,000HKD / Type : Closely related)

* Han Dynasty Pottery

Han Dynasty pottery, originating from one of China's most significant historical periods (202 BCE – 220 CE), is renowned for its technological and artistic achievements in ceramic production. These artifacts typically feature a distinctive green glaze, although other colors were also used. The pottery often includes intricate decorative motifs, such as animals, mythological figures, and geometric patterns.

The craftsmanship during the Han Dynasty was advanced, with pottery techniques that were innovative for the time. These pieces were not only utilitarian but also held ceremonial and symbolic significance. The shapes and designs of Han Dynasty pottery vary, including items like urns, vases, and figures, reflecting both the daily life and the spiritual beliefs of the period.

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