Jar (Hu)

The painted and the green glazed Hu are burial pieces that carried wine or other liquids into the afterlife for the deceased to use. The ring handles modeled in clay on the sides of this Hu mimic an earlier bronze prototype.


The horseman turning back over his shoulder to shoot his bow while galloping at full speed is a design that came from the Persian Empire and was a popular motif throughout Central Asia and China for hundreds of years. The other side of this ewer is decorated with a phoenix bird, the sign of rebirth […]