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Funerary Model of a Granary, Han dynasty

Funerary Model of a Granary, Han dynasty

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Cylindrical vessel on three animal-shaped feet (dragon or snake), wall with profile grooves, roof. Ceramic with green transparent glaze. "Iridescence" is observed in surface.

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
Medium : Earthenware with Green glaze
Dimension : 28cm(Diameter) x 35cm(Height)
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in late 1990s.
Condition : Good(Chips on surface)
Reference : 
1) Havard Art Museum - Object Number 2006.170.203
(Type : Closely related)

2) Tokyo National Museum - Object Number TC-543
(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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