Flask

DATE:
206 BCE–220 CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Green glazed ceramic
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
6 1/4 × 5 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (15.88 × 13.34 × 6.99 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
304 SNAIL GALLERY
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. Herbert Marcus Fund
OBJECT NUMBER:
1981.41.FA

General Description

Ceramics were widely used on the Silk Road, both as containers for food, oils, wines or other goods, and as luxury items. The glazed flask here is modeled after leather flasks.

Excerpt from

Dr. Anne Bromberg, Label text, The Silk Road.