An image of Flask with painted decoration

Unknown Artist

Flask with painted decoration

Location
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
Period
China: Han dynasty 206 BCE–220 CE
China: Qin dynasty 221–206 BCE
Year
late 3 BCE-1 BCE
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware
Dimensions
12.5 cm diam. of mouth; 27.0 x 33.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Elisabeth M.Smith 2002
Accession number
293.2002