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Chinese bowl with an animal headed handle

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An image of Bowl shaped earthenware cooking vessel with an animal headed handle. The vessel is covered in a yellow green glaze, except for the sculptured ring foot with a slightly concaved base. Very fine terracotta coloured biscuit. Chips are missing from the mouth rim and body. Broken spurs (from other vessels during the firing process) adher to the lower body. Earthenware, glazed, height 8.5 cm, diameter 16.5 cm. Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220). Chinese.

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Bowl shaped earthenware cooking vessel with an animal headed handle. The vessel is covered in a yellow green glaze, except for the sculptured ring foot with a slightly concaved base. Very fine terracotta coloured biscuit. Chips are missing from the mouth rim and body. Broken spurs (from other vessels during the firing process) adher to the lower body. Earthenware, glazed, height 8.5 cm, diameter 16.5 cm. Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220). Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: C.8-1933
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 446.25kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 39/1
  • Captured: 2012:09:05 10:51:18

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animals bowl Chinese cooking earthenware Fitz_AA glazed green Han Dynasty handle handled pottery vessel

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