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Ear Cup

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Ear Cup

Date

Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Medium

Pottery

Dimensions

H: 6 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0327.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

Glazed pottery vessels such as this were known as erbei (eared cups) because of their shape, and were commonly found in Han dynasty tombs, often in sets. Besides pottery and lacquer versions, these cups were also made in more precious materials, such as bronze, quartz, jade and gold.

Ear Cup Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) © Compton Verney