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Chicken-headed ewer, glazed pottery, 7th-8th centuries AD, Tam Tho kiln (Thanh Hoa province)

Chicken-headed ewer, glazed pottery, 7th-8th centuries AD, Tam Tho kiln (Thanh Hoa province)

During the 1st to 3rd centuries AD, the Viet people adopted the technique of producing glazed pottery as well as firing techniques, and soon developed the craft in a distinct way. The chicken-headed ewer is an illustration of this development. It was made in the Tam Tho kiln, one of the earliest and largest kilns of the first ten centuries AD, which is located in the central part of the Thanh Hoa lowland. The ewer was made of well-prepared whitish clay. A thin layer of glaze covered the body except the base. Especially, the ewer’s mouth is in the shape of a chicken head,one of the animals which is very important to the Viet people.


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