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Green-glazed funerary jar with appliqué decoration of musicians and birds
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is an early example showing the introduction of Buddhism to South China.

History of the Object
This kind of jars is called spirit jar made for the Buddhists. The figures of this jar are interestingly carved and the green glaze is finely fired.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
stoneware 
Measurements
Width 25 cm. Height 32.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Zhejiang province 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 3rd century ~ AD 3rd century 
Creation date
3rd Century; Three Kingdoms (220-265) 
Function
Funerary jar 
Acquisition
Donated by The University of Hong Kong Museum Society 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The University of Hong Kong 
Museum
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Credit line
Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 

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