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Double-handled jar with dish-shaped mouth
Place of Origin: China, Jiangsu province or Zhejiang province
Date: approx. 100 BCE-100 CE
Historical Period: Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
Materials: High-fired ceramic with grooved bands and grayish-green glaze
Dimensions: H. 9 in x W. 6 in, H. 22.9 cm x W. 15.2 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P434
On Display: No

Description

Label: The most common shapes of hu during the Han period appear plain, or with grooved and incised decorations. The type of grooved convex-and-concave bands that adorn this piece developed in Jiangsu-Zhejiang from the late Western Han through the early Eastern Han. Grooved bands on hu from the middle of the Eastern Han dynasty onward became deeper, denser, and always covered the entire body from the shoulder to the lower portions. This vase demonstrates another type of hu, evoking the same tradition as (cat. no. 85).
Label: The most common shapes of hu during the Han period appear plain, or with grooved and incised decorations. The type of grooved convex-and-concave bands that adorn this piece developed in Jiangsu-Zhejiang from the late Western Han through the early Eastern Han. Grooved bands on hu from the middle of the Eastern Han dynasty onward became deeper, denser, and always covered the entire body from the shoulder to the lower portions. This vase demonstrates another type of hu, evoking the same tradition as (cat. no. 85).