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Han Dynasty Green Glazed Archers Watch Tower Oxford TL Tested



Monumental Pottery Watch Tower in Green Glaze; Han Dynasty (2016 BC -AD 220) Earthenware three-storied pavilion from the Eastern Han Dynasty. Each of the three sections have two levels making it a six level tower. All levels have archers with crossbows on all corners. A monumental Han Dynasty Terracotta tomb piece meant to protect its owner in the afterlife from attacks and enemy forces. The green emerald glaze is beautiful and shows that it was important and valuable. The size of this architectural tomb minchi is enormous at 70 Inches (almost 6 feet tall), 28 inches deep and 23 inches wide. It is the tallest in the research I have done. In comes in 5 pieces including wooden stand. This Item would normally only be viewable in museums but could adorn your living room for countless interesting conversations in the future. Originally, it would have been in a dignitaries tomb along with grain silos, farm animals, horses, warriors, court ladies and dignitary figures. Don’t let this one slip away. Measures: Height 70 inches Depth 28 inches Width 23 inches Condition: Excellent with wear and minimal if any restorations visible. Authenticity: A Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescent TL test Sample No; C97t13 will accompany this item. please see photo. Research Han Watch Towers and there is a similar one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When I acquired this one; it had a price tag of $85,000. Comes from a Dallas, TX Estate. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return if the items are not as described. Please also consider Avantique’s antique and ancient Asian Art Collection of Han Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing and Republic period items to complete your home and office decorations with class. Avantique’s has asian pottery, terra cotta, bronze and paintings to complement your personal collection. We strive to collect the highest quality asian antiquities in exceptional condition.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 70 in. (177.8 cm)Width: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Depth: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Style
    Han (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Repaired: Not visible but I would assume there are repairs and restorations on this ancient tomb piece. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1774222421662

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
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