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Quadrangular “Fanghu” jar in polychromic terracotta - 39.5 cm high

Lot reference 14694931
Quadrangular “Fanghu” jar in polychromic terracotta - 39.5 cm high

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Western Han, with TL test

Object: Jarre quadrangulaire "FANGHU" en terre cuite
Culture: Ancient Chinese
Historical Period: Ancient Chinese, Han dynasty
Century/ Timeframe: (206 av. JC/ 9 apr. JC)
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions (in cm): 39,5cm haut
Condition: Good Condition, There Are No Repairs Or Restoration
Origin: China

Square “Fanghu” vase in black terracotta with polychromic red and white patterns.
Mingqi from the Western Han (206 BC - 9 AD) Northern China 
Dimensions: 39.5 cm high.
This Fanghu is part of a pair, the other is also available (see the picture)
In excellent condition, no restorations.
Thermoluminescence test by Ralf Kotälla, that confirms the dating.

This type of Vases of also called “square Hu” but they are mostly called Fanghu. They are rarer that the round Hu.
Many of them still have their delicate polychromy. Many excavations enable us to be more specific in the place they were used and probably, manufactured. The dark hue of the terracotta shows a northern origin, Henan and Shaanxi.

The painted patterns, more or less fine and inventive, conjure up precious metal inlays but also the delicate patterns that adorn the lacquered pieces from Southern China.
The painted terracotta, much more economical that any other luxury materials, was favoured by many families who wanted to honor their deceased in dignity but without any extravagant excess.

Private Belgian collection.
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United Kingdom $232.60
Rest of Europe $290.75
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