Large hu glaze vase with taotie pattern
Han dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.)
H. 45 cm or 17¾ in
Large hu glaze vase with taotie pattern. This impressive hu vase 壺 is covered with a light green colour. This shiny surface is the result of the lead silicate lead glaze technique. This ceramic bears an elegant taotie 饕餮 motif, an emblematic element of the Chinese ornamental repertoire. This vase was certainly part of the funerary furniture accompanying the deceased to his final resting place.
The artwork is in good condition.