- Place where the work was made
Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE
Qin dynasty 221 - 206 BCE → China
- late 3 BCE-1 BCE
- Media category
- Materials used
- 12.5 cm diam. of mouth; 27.0 x 33.0 cm
- Gift of Elisabeth M.Smith 2002
- Not on display
- Accession number
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–13 Mar 2016