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Jade Horn-shaped Cup

AnonymousBC 206-AD 220

National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Made of greenish-white jade, this vessel has been fashioned in the shape of a horn cup. The surface is decorated with the carving of a coiling dragon in relief. The body of the dragon is strong and forceful as it reveals the unique vigor of Han dynasty craftsmanship. This type of horn-shaped cup was used as a drinking vessel and originated in Central Asia, being a product of exchange between Central Asian cultures and China in the Han dynasty.

Details

  • Title: Jade Horn-shaped Cup
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: BC 206-AD 220
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 18.3 cm, width: 10.1 cm
  • Type: Jades
  • Rights: National Palace Museum
  • Dynasty: Han dynasty

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