YUAN / JIN OLIVE-GLAZED GLOBULAR JAR
Impressed Ammonite Decoration
China, 1115-1368 A.D.
Of globular form with a transparent amber-glaze and short rounded mouth rim, the shoulders with a single
incised line above a body with impressed spiral ammonite motifs
Ammonites are Ammonites are the fossilized remains of a type of ancient sea, related to today’s nautilus,
their only known living relative. It is known around the world, having various attributions of magical and holy
power. The fossil is named for the Egyptian god Ammon, because their shape resembles his ram horns. It was
prized by the ancient Egyptian and Roman societies and was considered to have magical and holy powers.
They were considered in early Chinese cultures to be symbols of good luck & prosperity, enhancing the vitality,
harmony, prosperity, and overall well-being of
occupants and visitors of a home.
Condition: some minor firing flaws to the glaze - most around the base with a few at the top rim
Psiloceras Planorbis, A Type of Cephalopod Mollusk
These ancient fossils are found around the world, as they are pushed
up to the surface or washed out into rivers.
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