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“garlic-bulb” hu vase
  • China
  • “garlic-bulb” hu vase, Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)
  • Where object was made: China
  • bronze
  • Object Height: 41.9 cm
    Object Height: 16 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2768

Bronze Hu ritual vessel (vase) with mottled green patina. It is lined with burned clay on the inside and has a small hook on the base. The vessel has a ring foot. The long, slender neck curves into a swelling belly. The mouth has a garlic-bulb shape.