A lidded pottery Hu jar with traces of painting – Western Han Dynasty

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Low fired earthenware painted with chalky mineral pigment, which has been flaked of when being handled.


Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)

Size: Height 24 cm

Condition: Good condition, a few chips to the lid and rim, most of the paint has been flaked off

Provenance: From a Swedish private collection

SKU: 63

References: There is a related jar with similar shape in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, with better preserved painting