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Wine vessel: OC.5-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Unglazed earthenware wine vessel, with an avoid body which tapers to a high neck. Globular dark grey body, incised with two bands of mythological animals and four bands of geometric pattern. The body has a dressing of blackish clay which has been polished. On the shoulder are two conventionalised owls on tiger heads, below which is a ring holder.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 36.2 cm
Width: 27.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
206 - 220

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.5-1946
Primary reference Number: 77749
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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