JarArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date25 CE-220 CEMedium & Supportearthenware with lead glazeDimensions
18 7/16 in x 13 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in (46.8 cm x 35 cm x 35 cm)Credit LineGift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.Subject matter
This is a red earthenware hu
(壺) jar for storing "wine", or millet ale. The shape and green glaze mimicks bronze forms. The two animal masks (taotie,
饕餮) hold rings serving as decorative handles, reflecting contemporary bronze doorknockers. These types of jars were made in abundance as funerary storage vessels to supply for the afterlife and have been found in the tombs of both middle and elite classes of Han citizens. Physical Description
This tall, red earthenware jar with bulbous body, curved flaring neck, and direct rim with articulation rests on a tall, slightly flared foot ring. Appliqué "bow string" bands wrap around the body and rim, and two animal mask decorations hold rings on opposing sides of the belly. The jar is covered in a dark green lead glaze.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypejarAdditional Object Classification(s)CeramicCollection AreaAsianRights
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