Jar hu


Anonymous - Jar hu
The jar, which is cold-painted in white, ochre yellow and vermillion red, is part of the funerary accoutrements that were widely used during the Han dynasty. Unlike many other exhibits depicting figural scenes, this one is decorated with geometric motifs, spirals and hatching. The jars could serve to store offerings or were used as merely decorative objects.
measurements: height 38 cm
material: earthenware
technique: polychromy
inventory number: Vp 33
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art