Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

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The main bulk of the pottery forming the basis of the present paper was collected by me in Hsi an fu, Shensi Province, in August, 1903, while on a mission in China for the American Museum of Natural History. The material is supplemented by a number of other pieces received on loan from private collectors. First of all, I am under great obligations to Mr. Thomas B. Clarke, who very kindly loaned to the Museum 61 pieces of this pottery, 54 of which are here illustrated and described. I have further to tender my heartiest thanks to Mr. Marsden J. Perry of Providence, R.I., to Mr. R. H. Williams and Mrs. E. C. Bodman of this city, all of whom generously placed their ceramic treasures at my disposal. For one very interesting specimen I am indebted to Messrs. Yamanaka & Co.

All together, 111 pieces of Han pottery are here figured and discussed, 41 of which belong to the Museum's collections, and 70 of which are loaned objects. There are here, besides, 6 pieces of Chou pottery, 13 Han tiles, 20 pieces of Sung pottery, 3 porcelains, 9 pieces of modern common pottery, and 5 implements illustrating the manufacture of pottery, making a total of 167 pieces of Chinese pottery. Of reproductions of bronzes from actual specimens, there are 17, 14 of which are in the collection of bronzes of the Museum, and 3 were loaned by Mr. Okazaki. Figures of other bronzes and of various other objects are derived from en-

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