A jar of this type excavated in Xinxiangxian, Henan province, is illustrated in Historical Relics Unearthed in New China, Beijing, 1972, pl. 87. Compare a similar jar with similar decoration illustrated by F. Klapthor, Chinese Ceramics, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1993, p. 4; and another included in the exhibition, Spirit of Han, Ceramics for the After-Life, Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, Singapore, 1991, no. 17. See, also, the similar jar sold in these rooms from the Hardy Collection, 21 September 1995, lot 23 and again 18 September 2003, lot 196.