Khotan Amphora with Applied Jewel Motifs and Grotesque Heads

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 December 2018
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Pottery amphora with applied jewel motifs and grotesque heads; neck and hands are missing. During the South and Northen dynasties, this jewel motif and other applied designs were adopted by Chinese potters further east for use in glazed ceramics. From Yotkan, capital of the kingdom of Khotan, modern Xingjian province, 1st to 3rd century CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 06). Khotan Amphora with Applied Jewel Motifs and Grotesque Heads. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9504/khotan-amphora-with-applied-jewel-motifs-and-grote/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Khotan Amphora with Applied Jewel Motifs and Grotesque Heads." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 06, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9504/khotan-amphora-with-applied-jewel-motifs-and-grote/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Khotan Amphora with Applied Jewel Motifs and Grotesque Heads." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Dec 2018. Web. 24 Oct 2021.