AGE: – Han Dynasty 202 BC – AD220
CONSTRUCTION: – Earthenware
DESCRIPTION: – Han Dynasty Painted Earthenware Vessel – Chip on base (see pictures)
HEIGHT: – 48cm
BASE DIAMETER:– 19cm
WEIGHT:– 5.4 Kg.
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An impressive and beautiful Han Dynasty Painted Earthenware Vessel with a long neck and flared trumpet shaped mouth decorated in a geometric white cold painted design around the neck. Swirly cloud patterns in red, white and blue cover the lower part of the vessel. This vessel was more than likely made for burial purposes. The natural pigments used to paint the vessel are faded in places.
Han Dynasty “Kidder antiquity paper” – Interesting research paper written by Tristram R. Kidder on Early farming and a Han settlement preserved beneath the Yellow River flood deposits.