Medium: Proto-Yue ware, stoneware with natural ash glaze
Dates:206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.
Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (33.7 x 39.1 cm) Diameter of mouth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Museum Location: Cabinet
Accession Number: 1996.26.1
Catalogue Description: The rounded sides rising to a wide mouth with moulded rim, decorated around the widest part with a band of wavy combed lines, the shoulders applied with two moulded masl form handles and embellished with three triezes of incised birds, fish, mythological animal and geometric design, each band separated by raised ridges, covered on the upper body with a grayish green ash glaze stopping at the waist, the slightly concave bottom fired to an even dark reddish brown color glaze degraded and with some areas of flaking. Condition: Intact; minor superficial scratches across top two bands of decoration; some flaking of glaze; minor adhesions of earth; minor scratches to bottom unglazed half of body