Tomb jar with lid, of the type lien

Cylindrical covered jar with jar, of the type lien, on three low feet.
Body: medium grained brick red clay, fairly soft.
Glaze: soft lead glaze, dark green with fine crackle and much iridescence and deterioration; yellowish brown inside.
Decoration: cover molded with two sawtooth bands, cloud band, central quatrefoil; two monster masks with rings applied on sides.

Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, early 1st-early 3rd century
Medium
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 19.7 × 20.1 cm (7 3/4 × 7 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Loyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.125a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tomb jar

Keywords
China, earthenware, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), funerary, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1954
Alice Boney (1910-1988), New York. [1]

From 1954
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Alice Boney, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Alice Boney 1901-1988

Description

Cylindrical covered jar with jar, of the type lien, on three low feet.
Body: medium grained brick red clay, fairly soft.
Glaze: soft lead glaze, dark green with fine crackle and much iridescence and deterioration; yellowish brown inside.
Decoration: cover molded with two sawtooth bands, cloud band, central quatrefoil; two monster masks with rings applied on sides.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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