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Tri-coloured Jar in Shape of a Tower
 

Tang Dynasty

Height: 50.5cm   Mouth Diameter: 11.5cm  

Bottom Diameter: 21cm

Unearthed from Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province in 1970

This tricolor glazed pottery jar is a burial object in the shape of a Buddhist stupa. It is carved exquisitely with images of four stories from the 24 Exemplars of Filial Piety on its body and decorated with patterns of mountains and clouds.