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Covered Jar


Artist Unknown (China)


3rd-1st century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G204
Covered Jar, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | High-fired stoneware with incised and molded decor under a celadon glaze
Size: 8 1/4 x 12 x 11 1/4 in. (21 x 30.5 x 28.6 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Han dynasty, 3rd-1st century B.C.
Physical Description: pot with tripod feet; flaring out from base to wide, flat shoulder; pair of applied handles; light greenish glaze; incised rings and zig-zags around shoulder; incised lines and scrolls on handles; slightly domed lid; row of incised lines and slashes flank
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of the Asian Art Council
Accession Number: 2000.145.1a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009