Jar (Hu)

Jar (Hu)

202 BC-AD 9

Earthenware with slip and painted decoration

Overall: 48.2 cm (19 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1989.15


Instead of depicting a real landscape, the artist focused on the rhythmic forces of nature and the movement of energy, using the scrolling form as a symbol common to all changes in nature: cloud vapors, waves, and mountains alike. Here a dragon hovers among sweeping scrolls.

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