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

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Cocoon-Shaped Flask (Jianxinghu)

Origin

China

Date

206 BC–9 AD

Medium

Buff earthenware with polychrome pigments

Dimensions

31.0 × 26.0 × 21.0 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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