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Title

Flask with painted decoration

late 3 BCE-1 BCE

Artists

Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Flask with painted decoration by
Alternate image of Flask with painted decoration by
Alternate image of Flask with painted decoration by
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE → China
    Qin dynasty 221 - 206 BCE → 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    293.2002
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition