Greenware vase, or hu, with chicken head decorationOn display
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Greenware vase, or hu, with chicken head decoration
Datelate 4th century - early 5th century AD
Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589)
Material and technique
stoneware, with applied and impressed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions16.9 cm (height)
17.5 cm (diameter)
at mouth 11.1 cm (diameter)
at base 9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A Chinese ritual baluster vessel.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.