A green-glazed tower boat, Han dynasty


Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This green-glazed tower boat model is most likely a funerary offering. The tower has two levels. On both the bow and stern side of the rather flat deck, there are human and animal figurines. An anchor with three claws is also attached on the deck. The hull is rather rounded flat, engraved with all kinds of abstract sea creatures such as turtles and fish.

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  • Title: A green-glazed tower boat, Han dynasty
  • Date Created: -0206/0220
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Height : 57 cm Width : 21 cm Depth : 53 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of Sir Adrian Swire
  • Type: Ceramics
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Pottery
  • object id: HKMM2014.0002.0001