Tall-necked Hu, 2nd-1st century BCE

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This porcelaneous storage jar, with its flared mouth, straight neck, and bulbous body is a standard Western Han vessel type. The shoulders are decorated with three raised decorative bands between which are incised stylized bird patterns possibly in imitation of painted lacquer motifs. The unglazed body below the third band has a purplish tinge due to the action of ferric oxide.

Tall-necked Hu
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