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Ancient Chinese Barrel Amphora

Period:
Han Dynasty, Circa 206 BCE – 220 CE
Dimensions:
7 1/2" (18.5 cm)
Material:
Unglazed baked terracotta with polychrome
Condition:
Good, no repair
Region:
China
Provenance:
Acquired by present owner in England from an old English collection

Description

A lovely example. It is rare to have considerable original polychrome remaining. We believe curved line below shoulder is where it lay in the earth and not a break. The original pattern is visible under the incrustation.

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