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Green-Glazed Dish, Han Dynasty

Green-Glazed Dish, Han Dynasty

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This Han Dynasty green-glazed dish exhibits significant signs of wear, indicative of its age and the long passage of time it has witnessed. The glaze, once vibrant, now shows substantial corrosion and deterioration, revealing the delicate nature of its craftsmanship and the fragility of its historical journey. The dish's surface is marred with patches where the glaze has been lost, a testament to the many centuries it has endured. Despite these imperfections, the object retains a remarkable elegance, offering a tangible connection to the past and serving as a valuable artifact for both study and appreciation in a museum setting.

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
Type : Green-Glazed
Medium : Earthenware
Size : 18.1cm(Diameter), 4.1(Height)
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in the year 1999.


* 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 celadon 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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