Pair of Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Terracotta Hu Jars
Two Chinese Han dynasty glazed terracotta jars also known as "Hu", meaning jar in Chinese, used for storage of wine, oils and assorted commodities likes grains.
Green-glazed ware like this dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD) and is typically found in burial sites across China. There are three stilt fragments with spur markings on the rim - which is likely due to being fired upside down. Pear shaped form, the body with bands of incised double rings as decoration and two moulded Tao-tie mask and ring handles on either side of the belly.
Jar 1: Height 40.1cm, diameter 28.5cm, mouth 13.3cm
Jar 2: Height 39.5cm, diameter 28.2cm, mouth 13.1cm
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