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Han Green-Glazed Hu - H.022
Origin: China
Circa: 206 BC to 220 AD

Collection: Chinese
Medium: Glazed Terracotta


Location: United States
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Description
Taotie mask images adorn the molded side handles of this dark green glazed vessel. The body is divided into sections in strap-work bands that circle the vessel. Seated on a rounded base, the body is compressed below the waist, contracts at the neck and flares out at he lip.   

As an expression of admiration for the ways of the ancients, this ceramic vessel was created to imitate the masterful bronzework of earlier dynasties. Bronzework carried important ritual significance and status value. Set forms were reproduced in ceramic much for the same purpose, but also to provide functionary use. This Hu was designed to carry liquids such as wine or water.
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