Date: Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
Height: 8 ½ inches (21.59 cm)
The shape of this jar is referred to as hu and became popular during the Han Dynasty. It is of characteristic shape with a compressed ovoid body and broad waisted neck, the shoulder is molded with a frieze depicting mythical beasts, feline animals, boars, birds, rams, gazelles and bears in motion, separated by mountains into four sections with two taotie masks suspending fixed rings. The jar is covered overall with a yellow-green glaze.
Photo 1 by Maria Paula Armelin, Photo 2, 3 & 4 by Brita Helgesen