EFE 8 A green-glazed red pottery tripod with lid


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Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

The plain body has a thick flange around the midpoint and rests on three tubular feet. The domed cover has a flat top decorated with a motif of criss-cross lines, the sides are moulded in relief with two taotie masks and animals, birds and fish including egrets and turtle amongst water plants. The whole is covered with an attractive iridescent green glaze.

Height with cover 18 cm

A similar jar was included in the Exhibition 'Spirit of Han, Ceramics for the Afterlife', The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Singapore 1991, No 118

Ceramics > Early Ceramics