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Cocoon-Shaped Flask (Jianxinghu)

A work made of buff earthenware with polychrome pigments.
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  • A work made of buff earthenware with polychrome pigments.

Date:

Qin or early Western Han dynasty, late 3rd/2nd century B.C.

Artist:

China, probably Shaanxi or Hunan province

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 133

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Cocoon-Shaped Flask (Jianxinghu)

Place

China (Artist's nationality)

Date

206 BCE–9 CE

Medium

Buff earthenware with polychrome pigments

Dimensions

31 × 26 × 21 cm (12 1/4 × 10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Cathay and Joyce Li in memory of James W. Alsdorf

Reference Number

1992.638

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