three color Amphora, earthenware with three color glaze of brown, cream and pale green over a pink body

Amphora, late 7th-8th century

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The showy magnificence of light-bodied wares covered with splashed san cai glazes became hallmarks of the early Tang dynasty. This amphora exhibits a Hellenistic shape which relates it to the extensive trade contacts that China enjoyed with Central Asia and the Middle East during the seventh and eighth centuries.

Details
Title
Amphora
Role
Artist
Accession Number
80.59
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three color Amphora, earthenware with three color glaze of brown, cream and pale green over a pink body