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Chinese Han Dynasty Unglazed Belly Jar, Wine Vessel, 206 BC - 220 AD Provenance

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 An impressive unglazed earthenware vessel, 
the Han Dynasty Period 
Also known as the hu vessels, these were mainly used for wine in many cultures. 
This ancient hu vessel was created for transport or as a burial relic
The surface indicates this piece was underwater for centuries.
We cannot rule out the vessel could have gone down in a ship wreck
As a burial relic, the vessel would be kept at the foot of the deceased.  
This Han Dynasty jar showcases the appropriate-age-related appearance. 
This elegant unglazed Han vessel would be a brilliant addition to any collection.
 Use it as an accent piece for any living room or foyer, but be careful. 
From the western province of Henan, China, circa 200 B.C.  
Provenance: The Robert and Helen Kuhn Collection, Los Angeles, CA.
17.5" tall x 14" across
Age appropriate wear. 
Weathered patina with sea deposits. 
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