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Painted Pottery Pot with Garlic-head Shape
Pottery Designs from the Western Han Dynasty 西汉 206 BC - 8 AD

Garlic head shapes and garlic shaped mouths are often found in Chinese pottery. The garlic flavor permeates Chinese cooking and acts as a preservative. That and ginger were very valuable seasonings in the earliest days.

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Last update: September 2013
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