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White Porcelain Jar with a Lid and Slim Waist
 

Sui Dynasty

Height: 12.5 cm   Mouth Diameter: 12 cm  

Bottom Diameter: 18 cm

Unearthed from the Jiwei's tomb at Guojiatan, Xi'an, Shaanxi in 1954

The jar looks like a "zun" , a kind of bronze wine vessel, but it has a lid. The white paste of pottery is fine and smooth. Both the internal and the external parts have yellowish white glaze. On the surface there are patterns like broken-ice crackles.