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Chinese Ladle, Han Dynasty

Chinese Ladle, Han Dynasty

Accession Number: 13.100.18 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Grain Jar, Han Dynasty

Chinese Grain Jar, Han Dynasty

Accession Number: 93.1.248 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Wellhead with Roosters, China

Wellhead with Roosters, China

This finely structured wellhead displays care in rendering naturalistic details. This model resembles tomb finds from Huixian, Henan province. Here two jaunty roosters are perched on the roof, which original... More

Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head

Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head

This drinking cup could not have been set down without its contents spilling. It is fashioned after the head of a bridled donkey with a white muzzle, teeth, and ears. Like the naked satyr chasing a fleeing maen... More

Hydria (Water Jar)

Hydria (Water Jar)

The ribbed body of this vase was formed in a mold, then attached to the separately made feet, handles, neck, and mouth and coated with black gloss before being fired. Certain parts were left in the natural colo... More

Squared Jar with Cover (Fanghu)

Squared Jar with Cover (Fanghu)

Accession Number: 2000.662.6a, b Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Fragment of a Lamp

Fragment of a Lamp

Attributed to Syria

Head of a Clay Figure (Dogū)

Head of a Clay Figure (Dogū)

Accession Number: 1975.268.188 Middle Jomon period (2500–1500 B.C.)

Head of a Clay Figure

Head of a Clay Figure

Accession Number: 1975.268.190 Late Jomon period (ca. 1500–1000 B.C.)

Rituele lepel, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Rituele lepel, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Bekervormig voorwerp met platte steel en aan de voorkant een staande vogel, een lepel(?), van zwart aardewerk. De 'beker' loopt van onderen smal toe om daarna weer wijder uit te lopen. De vogel steekt de kop bo... More

Chinese Jar (Guan)

Chinese Jar (Guan)

Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Machang phase

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.28 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.8 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Jar (Guan)

Chinese Jar (Guan)

Neolithic period, Xindian culture

Chinese Jar

Chinese Jar

late Western Han (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)–Eastern Han (25–220) dynasty

Chinese Vase (Hu)

Chinese Vase (Hu)

Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)

Chinese Jar

Chinese Jar

Accession Number: 1972.275.2 Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)

Jar, Japan, Yayoi period

Jar, Japan, Yayoi period

Yayoi period (ca. 300 B.C.–A.D. 300)

Vase, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Vase, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

The green glaze was a new invention during the Han period. It imitated the patina of bronze and was used only for grave goods. The colour of the glaze, which has a characteristic pearly gloss, can range from va... More

Deep Vessel with Handles

Deep Vessel with Handles

Accession Number: 2002.447.4 Middle Jōmon period (ca. 3500–2500 B.C.)

Chinese Pear-Shaped Jar (Hu)

Chinese Pear-Shaped Jar (Hu)

Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan-Machang type

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.11 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Rustic Dancer

Chinese Rustic Dancer

Accession Number: 1994.605.86 Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.4 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Rustic Dancers

Chinese Rustic Dancers

Accession Number: 1994.605.87a, b Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.23 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Chinese Jar

Chinese Jar

Eastern Zhou dynasty, probably Warring States pd. (475–221 B.C)

Chinese Jar with Spiral Decoration

Chinese Jar with Spiral Decoration

Based in the northwest, the Majiaoyao represents one phase of the extensive Yangshao culture of north China during the Neolithic period. Neolithic (ca. 3300–2500 B.C.) Majiaoyao phase (3200–2650 B.C.)

Chinese Small Jar (Guan)

Chinese Small Jar (Guan)

Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Machang type

Chinese Tile

Chinese Tile

Accession Number: 10.202.27 Qin–Han dynasty (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Jar, Japan, Yayoi period

Jar, Japan, Yayoi period

Yayoi period (ca. 300 B.C.–ca. A.D. 300)