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This type of vase has frequently been found in graves dated to the Hunnu period. The vase has a narrow flaring mouth, which has been chipped and restored. Its shoulder is decorated with a wavy line pattern. The vase is made of coarse-grained grey clay and polished. The imprint on the underside suggests that the vase was made by using a potter’s wheel. Some parts of the vase are made of thin clay; there is a hole in the bottom for ventilation. Animal meat and grains were placed inside the vase as a symbolic offering of food for the afterlife. This vase is one of the biggest vases known from the Hunnu period.

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  • Title: Vase
  • Rights: National Museum of Mongolia

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