Terracotta vase, moulded into a form known as ‘cocoon’, reminiscent of the cocoons of silkworms and resting on a foot. Magnificent mastery shown in the interlacing clouds and diagonal motifs on the body, delimited by coloured vertical lines that envelope the vase. A perfect state of preservation. Excellent and original polychromatic details.
This classic ornamental register is a magical reference to immortals. The shimmering colours given to the clouds evoke the heavenly realm crossed by the moving breath of the Han soul. The flat colourful motifs crimped with white recall of the silver and gold designs found on bronze vases, part of ritual dishes.