16 September 1999
An Unusual Grey Pottery Jar, Hu
Raised on a tall pedestal foot and encircled by two bands of raised ribs interrupted by a pair of applied taotie handles and two striding tiger appliques in imitation of metalwork
21in. (54.6cm.) high
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