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Painted Pottery Zhong

Han Dynasty

Height: 29.6cm   Mouth Diameter: 9.5cm  

Bottom Diameter: 10.2cm

Unearthed from the suburbs of Xi'an City

Fully embellished in red with cloud, triangle patterns and abstract outing human figures, this pottery jar (zhong) was found as a burial object representing the wealth and social status of the tomb owner as it both served as a wine container and was used primarily as a storage ware as well as a measuring tool after the Western Han Dynasty.