Unique brown glazed Han dynasty pot

L: 16 W: 16 H: 31
Shaanxi province, China
Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)

A truly unique Han dynasty pot! The beautiful brown lead-glazed pot is shaped like an ancient Chinese grain silo. Stairs are etched on the body, leading to an open entrance. The top is shaped like a tiled roof upon which a bird and a monkey are seated. The top lid can be removed. These kind of granary pots were representations for food in the afterlife and placed in a tomb filled with grain.

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