Earthenware jar

Han dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220)
Height.: 39.3 cm Depth: 36.7 cm Diameter: 32.9 cm Girth: 105.0 cm

The dark green glaze of this Hart-dynasty wine vessel has begun to crack and peel in many places, revealing the gray-brown body beneath. This glaze has adhered in mottled patches which appear much like a green bronze patina. The surface of the vessel has a rather smooth and glossy appearance, as if waxed; the body is extremely heavy.

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