Burial jar

This ovoid burial jar with an everted neck has lion masks on its shoulder and it is covered in a brown, crackled glaze. This jar, along with others, was found by chance at Peck San Teng (Cantonese) cemetery (over 100 years old) by workers excavating the area for urban development. The jars were found together in one spot at a site facing Braddell Road. There were 10 pavilions at the site although no grave-stones or markers. The bones inside the jar were removed for cremation. Most likely, they were taken from another site and interred in these jars in keeping with Cantonese tradition of secondary burial.