Flask with painted decoration
- Not on display
- Further information
The dramatically shaped flask is decorated on the exterior in white and brown pigments with linear and 'yunqi' (vapour) patterns. It is most popularly known as 'canjian hu' or silkworm cocoon-shaped flask, popular during the Qin-Western Han dynasty.'
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.
- Place of origin
China: Han dynasty 206 BCE–220 CE
China: Qin dynasty 221–206 BCE
- late 3 BCE-1 BCE
- 12.5 cm diam. of mouth; 27.0 x 33.0 cm
- Gift of Elisabeth M.Smith 2002
- Accession number