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Plain Vase with Garlic-shaped Mouth

Tags: bronzes | Han dynasty | National Palace Museum | vessel


Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)
Height: 28.5 cm, weight: 18 kg 
The garlic-shaped hu originated in the state of Ch'in in Shensi. From the Warring States period, passing through the Ch'in dynasty and down into the Western Han period, varieties with a straight neck and round body as well as a curving neck and round body flourished as the straight-necked flat hu became relatively less common.

Text: Yu Kuo-ching

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