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2006be9730 jpg l

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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
0220-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC - 220 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Funerary jar, earthenware with lead glaze, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
dimensions
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
58055
label
Lidded jar Eastern Han dynasty AD 25-220 This lidded jar is shaped like the Bo Mountain, a paradise inhabited by immortals and mythical animals. Earthenware with yellow lead glaze Museum no. C.819-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:04:58.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:04:58.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 11
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Earthenware, with lead glaze
museum_number
C.819&A-1936
museum_number_token
c8191936
object_number
O90668
object_type
Funerary jar
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Cylindrical earthenware jar with three legs in the form of bears and lid in the shape of a mountain, decorated with a yellowish brown lead glaze. The surface of the jar has a frieze depicting tigers, monkeys, deers, birds and archers on horses; round the lid is a wave pattern rising in four points.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BE9730
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This earthenware jar was made and used during the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) as a funerary object. The surface is decorated with a frieze depicting animals and archers; the lid is in the shape of a mountain emerging from the waves and probably referring to the mythical Penglai, or Island of Immortals, a place that the deceased were supposed to reach after death.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
funerary-jar-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
glazing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
220
year_start
-206