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China

Title
Flask with painted decoration
Place of origin
China
Period
Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE → China
Qin dynasty 221 - 206 BCE → China
Year
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
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

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.

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015