Han Dynasty Painted Jar

$ 7,500
  • Description
    Han Dynasty Painted Jar

    During the Warring States period (475–221 B.C.), jades, bronze, textiles, musical instruments, books and other luxuries were often placed in tombs to serve the needs of the deceased in the afterlife. In the early Han dynasty pottery models known as mingqi or "spirit goods" began to be produced as substitutes for more valuable possessions, and to provide figures of servants, entertainers, livestock, pets, and vessels and other necessities for the tomb. Made of low-fired earthenware and painted with chalky mineral pigments that flake off when handled, this covered jar is too porous to hold liquids. The swirling cloud-like designs covering the vessel are thought to represent celestial mists through which the deceased would travel to join the immortals.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Pottery
    Condition: Good. Some paint loss,and small chips.
    Creation Date: 206 B.C.-220 A.D.
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional, Ancient Art
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Incollect Reference #: 561755
  • Dimensions
    W. 13 in; H. 18 in;
    W. 33.02 cm; H. 45.72 cm;
Message from Seller:

I became interested in the Ceramic Arts; specifically Ancient Chinese Pottery, when my brother Marc; also an art dealer, introduced it to me over 20 years ago. Since then I traveled throughout Asia; including Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea, in search for those special pieces that appeal to the discerning collector, as well as the Designer Market.

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