Ear cup

 

Ear cup

No. 0014

Date: Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
Material: ceramic
Height: 1 1/2 inches (3.81 cm)
Width: 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm)
Length: 41/4 inches (10.79 cm)

This vessel is referred to as an ‘ear’ cup because of the slightly protruding handles that resemble ears on a head. The interior and the upper part of the exterior are entirely covered with an amber yellow glaze. The lower part of the exterior is unglazed.

Photos by Maria Paula Armelin

 

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