Wine Jar (Hu), decorated with molded relief band containing running and contending animals and two Ta'o-Ti'eh masks with fastening rings; reddish clay, brownish glaze

Hu (Ritual Wine Jar), 1st-2nd century

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Late Zhou potters borrowed freely from ritual bronze vessel shapes. This is understandable because through most of the Shang (1523-1028 BCE) and Zhou (1027-256 BCE) dynasties, ceremonial bronzes constituted the highest art form. The tao tie mask handles, molded animal designs and shape of this earthenware hu relate closely to a bronze hu in the Pillsbury collection.

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Title
Hu (Ritual Wine Jar)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
73.46.7
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Wine Jar (Hu), decorated with molded relief band containing running and contending animals and two Ta'o-Ti'eh masks with fastening rings; reddish clay, brownish glaze