Han House

 

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Han House

Grey earthenware
Height – 33,5 cm, width 39 cm.
Early to Mid Eastern Han Dynasty AD 25 – 220

Han House, extremely rare pottery house with overhanging gable roof which has a central ridge with lateral rows of round tile covers. There is a door in the middle of the house, to the left side of the door there is a round opening which supports six symmetrically openings, three are placed vertical and the other three are placed horizontal, the right side of the house with a seating bear supported beautifully carved and finely detail window.

* Note: Granaries of this type and style are most rare and examples can only be found in Henan Museum, China.

* Reference: Similar Granary was included in the exhibition, “Onder Dak in China”, Royal Museum of Art and History Brussels, September 28, 2007 – 20 April, 2008 catalogue, p. 62, nr. 28. See also Henan Museum, China

The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item.

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