Apr 10, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Apr 10, 2007



AD 25–220

Earthenware with lead glaze

Overall: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1983.1

Did you know?

The dog's muzzle, whiskers, and neck scruff were boldly incised into the earthenware form.


Modeled with a lively naturalism and light humor, this dog reflects the worldly tastes of Han China. It differs from the solemn animal images on ritual bronze vessels, which served as the medium for communication with the supernatural realms. The Han people held beliefs in a worldly paradise and an otherworldly realm of eternal life and happiness.

See also
China - Han Dynasty
Chinese Art
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