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€ 8700 - £ 7692.98 - $ 9999.78 - C$ 13088.28

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ARCHAIC AND IMPERIAL CHINA
CHINESE VASE HAN DECORATED WITH ANCIENT SANSKRIT
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220)
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 210
Material :
Terracotta
Type Object :
Objects of the everyday life, Vases, urns and vessels
Dimensions :
Height: 26.5 cm (10.4")

 

Grey terra cotta vase typical to Han culture covered in a very pretty rusty colour patina from the earth of the archeological dig. Ovoid-shaped vase entirely decorated with Sanskrit characters. Original lid. Good condition.This object was found in Hunan province. Sanskrit is an Indo-European language of the Indo-Iranian family, making it the ancestor of all Aryan languages. Spoken throughout the Indian subcontinent, it gave birth to many other languages to the north of India. A cultural and religious language, it very quickly became fixed 2000 years ago in an immutable grammar, which made it become a lingua franca, as Latin is for us. Sanskrit has no regular writing, able to be written by different semi-syllables representing different phonemes. British colonists imposed the Devanagari for western publications. It is still today the official language of India.

€ 8700 - £ 7692.98 - $ 9999.78 - C$ 13088.28

All purchases must be paid in Euro. Other currency prices for indication only