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Title

Flask with painted decoration

late 3 BCE-1 BCE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The dramatically shaped flask is decorated on the exterior in white and brown pigments with linear and 'yunqi' (vapour) patterns. It is most popularly known as 'canjian hu' or silkworm cocoon-shaped flask, popular during the Qin-Western Han dynasty.'

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

late 3 BCE-1 BCE


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware


Dimensions

12.5 cm diam. of mouth; 27.0 x 33.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Elisabeth M.Smith 2002


Accession number

293.2002



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history