- THE COLLECTION
- THE SPIRIT OF THE GALLERY
Jar in red terracotta, ovoid body, small pedestal and a domed lid with a small grip. The jar is decorated in relief with human characters and both real and fictional animals depicted inside of lotus flower shaped frames. Good state of preservation, a small fragment missing from the body.
The period immediately following the fall of the Han Empire, the Six Dynasties represent a time of extreme political disunity for Ancient China. Paradoxically, this time allowed for the emergence of Buddhist philosophy and the influence of both nomadic and non-Chinese cultures. These vessels are also known as the jar of mind . Several jars of this kind were discovered in the Yunnan area.