Shallow dish with incised floral medallions and molded lotus petalsArtist(s)Annam
; Kiln Unknown, VietnamObject Creation Date16th centuryMedium & Supportstoneware, unglazedDimensions
13/16 in. x 4 1/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. ( 2 cm x 10.4 cm x 10.4 cm )Credit LineGift of Helmut SternSubject matter
The lotus petals that adorn the rim of this broad, flat plate are symbolic in Buddhism of purity, suggesting that the plate may have been used in Buddhist rituals. The dominant religion in Vietnam for much of its history has been Theravada Buddhism.Physical Description
A nearly flat, large, shallow stoneware dish, the interior with a delicately incised floral scroll pattern, and the upturmed rim adorned with robustly modelled lotus petals, all on a broad and secure foot.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypedishCollection AreaAsianRights
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