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Vase

Vase

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

Model of a Bell-Shaped Lamp Stand

Model of a Bell-Shaped Lamp Stand

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Bowl
Mill
Jar with tigers and floral scrolls in relief

Jar with tigers and floral scrolls in relief

Eivormige pot van aardewerk, bedekt met een groen glazuur. Op de schouder een band met bloemranken onderbroken door vijf rennende tijgers.

Pot
Oval Wine Bowl with a Green Glaze

Oval Wine Bowl with a Green Glaze

This pottery is covered with a dark green glaze that has degraded to a silvery white in places. The kiln where it was fired is not known, but such objects seem to have been produced solely in northern China. Th... more

Food Container (Kui)

Food Container (Kui)

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Glazed brick

Glazed brick

From Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Parthian

Figure of a Standing Dog

Figure of a Standing Dog

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Model of a Brazier

Model of a Brazier

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Model of a Rectangular Brazier

Model of a Rectangular Brazier

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Pigsty
Vase

Vase

During the Han Dynasty ritual bronzes decreased in importance and pottery funerary objects took their place as grave goods. Such pottery greatly resembled its bronze prototypes and even imitated their handles. ... more

Pot

Pot

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Vase with C-shaped Handles

Vase with C-shaped Handles

This vase was dusted with wood ash. During firing the glaze turned an olive green in these places while the brown-burnt biscuit of the rest of the vessel was coated only with kiln gloss. This type of early gree... more

Bowl (Yu)
Jar

Jar

early Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Glazed brick

Glazed brick

From Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Parthian

Goat Pen
Stove
Grain Jar
Cylindrical jar

Cylindrical jar

Iran or Northern Mesopotamia Parthian

Incense burner

Incense burner

This incense burner represents a mythical mountain where immortals roam. Such objects in the form of a mountain may have symbolized the entrance to the supernatural world, which the Han Chinese believed could b... more

Jar
Jar

Jar

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Jar

Jar

Three Kingdoms pd. (57 BC–AD 668) Gaya federation, Great Gaya

Sherd

Sherd

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Small pot with remnants of green glaze

Small pot with remnants of green glaze

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Jug sherds

Jug sherds

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sasanian

Jar

Jar

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sasanian