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Wine vessel: OC.6-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Green lead glazed earthenware hu. With ellipsoidal belly, high pedestal base, long and tubular neck, and large mouth which projects over neck. The vessel is decorated with raised bands which mark the neck, shoulders, body, and pedestal base. A pair of mould made, monster mark escutcheons have dots within the ring handles. The mouth rim has spur and drip marks which indicate that the vessel was fired upside down. The flat base shows a fine terracotta biscuit. On the bottom is scratched the word sun (grandsons)

The gold and silver iridescence is the effect of long burial.

Notes

History note: Behrens sale December 1913 No 247.

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 44.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
Circa -0206 - 220

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.6-1946
Primary reference Number: 77778
Oscar Raphael: 1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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