HAN DYNASTY GREEN-GLAZED DOG
China, 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.
A rare large Han Dynasty green-glazed pottery dog, well modeled in red pottery (earthenware),
standing four square, wide-eyed and teeth bared, with pointed ears, a curled tail, and wearing a studded harness;
thickly potted and quite heavy
Note: The first lead glazes were used during the Han Dynasty. They fired a deep rich green, which, when
exposed to long periods of moisture, became an iridescent silvery grey-green. Only in dryer areas did they
retain their original brighter coloration.
Condition: Well done and stable restoration to the head and harness, with retouching to the green glaze in the leg areas
18" High x 13.5” Long x 7" Wide
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For a short excerpt from the rich video
"Of Dogs & Gods - A Social History of the Dog in China"
by Chris Carroll, Gulliver Media Australia Pty Ltd,
Of Dogs & Gods
The long version Of Dogs & Gods was selected in official competition to be included at the
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China, 2007.
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