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This stoneware figure of an anthropomorphic form consists of a lion-like body and paws, wings, human face with beard, and central flame-like horns and spikes extending down the back. The figure is covered in a straw-colored or light greenish-brown glaze. 
Chinese
Tomb Guardian
618 - 906
stoneware, glaze |
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2015/2.139
A buff stoneware jar rising up from a tall foot ring in an elongated globular body with lobes tapering towards the mouth. This jar has incised decoration, and five tubes evenly spaced and protruding upwards from the shoulder. The mouth is covered with a high domed lid, incised, and topped with a lotus bud finial. The jar is covered in an olive green celadon glaze.
Chinese
Covered Five-tube Jar
10th century
glaze, stoneware |
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.71A&B
A flat bottomed, red earthenware bowl with rounded sides and everted rolled rim.  It is covered in green lead glaze, with iridescence and calcification. 
Chinese
Bowl
206 BCE - 220 CE
earthenware, glaze |
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.173
An earthenware female figure with three-color polychrome glazes, wearing a green tunic over a long amber skirt, green trousers and boots on a platform, carrying a round box, her hair pulled up in a top-knot and her face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Chinese
Female Figure
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze, mineral pigment | earthenware
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.107
An earthenware miniature standing screen, mimicking wooden construction, with two vertical support beams and three cross beams on a platform with support brackets at the base.  There are finials at the top on both sides, and it is glazed in green and amber.
Chinese
Standing Screen
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2008/2.279
This earthenware sancai-glazed figure of a male attendant is standing on an octagonal cream and green dais, wearing a long green tunic over an amber-colored underrobe, with amber and green sleeves, carrying an amber-glazed bowl. His hair, hat and face are painted with polychrome mineral pigments, and his tall hat painted to match his garments in an orange-amber color. The head has been sculpted and painted separately from the body.
Chinese
Male Attendant
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze, mineral pigment |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2009/2.106
An earthenware male figure standing on a platform wearing long green robes and a tall black hat, holding an amber-colored plaque in his hands, his face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Chinese
Male Figure
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze, mineral pigment | earthenware
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.106
An earthenware, green glazed sedan chair, square with four sides and a hipped roof. It has gold pointed finial, amber latice windows on the right and left, and an open front with a chair. Two poles run horizontally through the sedan chair for carrying by five male attendants (2008/2.276).  
Chinese
Sedan Chair
1368 - 1644
earthenware, glaze |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2008/2.276
A shallow basin with a flat bottom and gently curved sides, a slightly inverted direct rim, and a single duck shaped spoon, seperate but meant to be placed in the center of the base.  It is covered in a gray-green celadon glaze.
Chinese
Bowl with Duck-Shaped Spoon
317 - 439
stoneware, glaze |
Gift of Ping and Zenobia Lee
2005/2.87A&B
This red earthenware head on a thin neck has a petite nose, mouth, and eyes with soft, full cheeks. The figure's hair is pulled up on top of its head, above its two ears. Traces of polychrome pigment remain, showing that the eyes were once painted in detail. 
Chinese
Head
206 BCE - 220 CE
earthenware, mineral paint |
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1991/2.79
A red earthenware, small, flat-bottomed pot with narrow base and wide bulbous neck with three protrusions at the rim, a large circular hole pierced into the side of the lower body, covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification. 
Chinese
Cooking Stove
25 - 220
earthenware, lead glaze |
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.174
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and a dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, including cranes, clouds, deer, and a dragon chasing a protruding flaming pearl. It is topped with a cone shaped lid with wide flange, topped with a crane-shaped finial. There are four loop lugs on both the lid and around the mouth. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. This jar is one of a pair with <em>1993/1.81.</em>
Chinese
Covered Jar
1127 - 1279
porcelain, glaze |
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.82.1-2

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Chinese mortuary objects — by Susan Michelle Dine (October 2 2017 @ 2:22 pm)
Chinese tomb goods — by Susan Michelle Dine (October 2 2017 @ 2:21 pm)

110 Collection Object Sources

Tomb Guardian (2015/2.139)
Bowl (1974/1.173)
Female Figure (1993/1.107)
Standing Screen (2008/2.279)
Male Attendant (2009/2.106A&B)
Male Figure (1993/1.106)
Sedan Chair (2008/2.276)
Head (1991/2.79)
Cooking Stove (1974/1.174)
Covered Jar (1993/1.82.1-2)
Horse (1969/2.139)
Tianwang (1964/2.22)
Horse Head (1964/2.79)
Bowl with Rooster (2005/2.85A&B)
Covered Jar (1992/1.133)
Warrior (2003/2.23)
Pair of Chests (2008/2.281)
Jar (1993/1.98)
Jar (1969/2.160)
Seated Figure (2007/2.70)
Jar lid (2015/2.136)
Covered Jar (1996/2.44)
Jar lid (2015/2.135)
Model of a pigpen (1993/1.64.1-2)
Storehouse (1990/1.213)
Kneeling Woman (1991/2.16)
Horse (1993/1.62)
Warrior (1997/2.26)
Bowl with Goat (2005/2.83)
Duck (1991/2.17)
Stove and Kettle (1987/1.355)
Warrior (1997/2.25)
Small bird (1987/1.289)
Warrior (1972/2.68)
Dog (2007/2.73)
Funerary Jar (2000/1.39)
Tomb Guardian (2004/2.132.2)
Dog (1993/1.96)
Small Bird (1987/1.288)
Court Dancer (1984/1.298)
Model of an Oxcart (1993/1.100.1-4)
Goat Pen (1990/1.211)
Bowl with Bird (2005/2.88)
Horse and Rider (1987/1.149)
Basin on Stand (2008/2.282)
Horse and Rider (2008/2.274)
Five Attendants (2008/2.275.1-5)
Male Attendant (2009/2.105A&B)
Tomb Guardian (2004/2.132.1)
Bowl with Dog (2005/2.84)
Model of a pigpen (1990/1.214)
Covered Jar (1993/1.81.1-2)
Dog (1969/2.87)
Court Lady (1991/2.22)
Civil Official (1995/1.79)

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