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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
0008-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC-0008 (made)
descriptive_line
Flask in the shape of a silk cocoon, polished grey earthenware with buff clay slip, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)
dimensions
Height: 22.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137
historical_context_note
This shape was extremely popular in the Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties. Silk was an important source of income and was often used as a form of money. Since the rearing of silk worms was fraught with difficulties, many superstitions developed, and ceramics such as this may have been used in the ritual practices of sericulture.
historical_significance
history_note
id
104370
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:36:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:36:02.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case A, shelf 1
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Grey earthenware, polished, with buff clay slip
museum_number
C.887-1936
museum_number_token
c8871936
object_number
O133153
object_type
Flask
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Flask, in the shape of a silk cocoon, polished grey earthenware with a dressing of buff clay decorated with vertical bands of triple incised grooves.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT4133
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
flask-unknown
sys_updated
2013-10-03T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
polished, incised
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
8
year_start
-206