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    Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)

    Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)

    One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements, and military might. The Asian Art Museum collection contains almost four hundred artworks from the Han dynasty and we invite you to explore a selection of them here.

    To learn about new discoveries from China's Han dynasty, visit the special exhibition Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty on view at the museum from February 17, 2017–May 28, 2017.

    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: Low-fired ceramic
    Object Number: B81P75
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: High fired ceramic with yellowish green glaze
    Object Number: 2009.6.a-.b
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
    Materials: Bronze
    Object Number: B60B16
    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: approx. 100 BCE-100 CE
    Historical Period: Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
    Materials: Earthenware with brownish glaze
    Object Number: B60P1815.a-.c
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: Nephrite
    Object Number: B60J671
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
    Materials: Jade
    Object Number: B60J773
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
    Materials: Nephrite
    Object Number: B60J797
    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: approx. 100-300
    Historical Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)
    Materials: Sandy gray low-fired ceramic with molding
    Object Number: 1990.19
    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: approx. 100 BCE-100 CE
    Historical Period: Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
    Materials: High-fired ceramic with grooved bands and grayish-green glaze
    Object Number: B60P434
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)
    Materials: Reddish low-fired ceramic with molded and grooved decooration and traces of red pigment
    Object Number: B61P6+
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: Brown high fired ceramic with grooved and incised decoration and gray glaze
    Object Number: B62P221
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: Low-fired ceramic with olive green glaze
    Object Number: B63P25+
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)
    Materials: Low-fired ceramic with green beige lead-containing glaze
    Object Number: B64P38.a-.b
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)
    Materials: Low-fired ceramic with lead glaze
    Object Number: B60S205
    Place of Origin: China
    Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
    Materials: Gray low-fired ceramic painted in red, purple, and white
    Object Number: B76P15