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The Ceramic Road: Cultural Exchange in Asian Ceramics

A white earthenware box where the cover and the body are almost identical in form, the entire vessel of a short cylindrical from with flat top, with subtle articulation at the shoulder, on a shallow footring.  It is covered in blue, amber, and green glazes applied in a splotchy manner. 
Chinese
Box
earthenware with sancai glaze
1 3/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in (3.02 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm);1 3/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in (3.02 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
This is an earthenware globular ewer on a tall flaring footring. It has a tall flaring neck with a coil ear-shaped handle extending from shoulder to belly. An "S" shaped spout extends up from the lower belly, which is stamped with floral designs and covered in green, amber, and cream glazes. 
Chinese
Ewer
glaze on earthenware
8 in x 7 3/16 in x 3 11/16 in (20.4 cm x 18.2 cm x 9.4 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This is an earthenware flask with a tall flattened body, short neck with direct rim to one side, and two peirced, flattened lugs for a strap handle. It is incised with a floral scroll on the body and has a domed lid with tall rim and pointed finial. It is covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification. 
Chinese
Flask
earthenware with lead glaze
12 3/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (31 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);12 3/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (31 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);10 15/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (27.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);1 7/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in (4.7 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
A conical deep bowl with missing rim section.
Iranian
Conical Bowl, imitating Chinese celadon wares
fritware with blue-green glaze
3 15/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. ( 10 cm x 22 cm x 22 cm )
Museum purchase
An earthenware bactrian camel seated on bent legs, head raised, with saddle and gear. It is painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Chinese
Seated Bactrian Camel
earthenware with mineral pigment
8 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 16 15/16 in (20.96 cm x 20 cm x 43.02 cm)
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
This is an earthenware model of a horse dressed in a saddle blanket and saddle. It has a short, upward pointing tail and trimmed mane. The saddle is painted with reddish mineral pigment. 
Chinese
Horse
earthenware with mineral pigment
23 in x 22 1/2 in x 7 in (58.42 cm x 57.15 cm x 17.78 cm);23 in x 22 1/2 in x 7 in (58.42 cm x 57.15 cm x 17.78 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
"In these vessels pigments were applied within the lines of a pattern incised into the slip, and then the interior was covered with a colorless glaze and the exterior with a yellow-brown one." (pg. 38)
Iranian
Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware
amber, green, and brown glaze on fritware
4 in x 8 ½ in x 8 ½ in (10.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm);10 in (25.4 cm);5 ¼ in (13.34 cm);10 in (25.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
A deep lobed chalice
Syrian
Lobed Chalice
fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with blue underglaze
5 1/2 in (14 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A stoneware ewer with an straight sided body and a rounded shoulder.  It tapers slightly towards the foot.  On top of the shoulder is a straight, tall neck with an everted rim.  There is a coiled handle extending up from shoulder neck junction towards rim, then curving back down and attached to shoulder.  Opposite of the handle is a short faced spout, and in between the handle and spout are two loup lugs applied to the neck-shoulder junction. Below the lugs and spout are sprig molded and applied images of Central Asian dancers and musicians, covered entirely in a straw-celadon glaze with brown glaze applied to the danceers and musicians. 
Chinese
Ewer
stoneware with glaze
9 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in (22.86 cm x 16.03 cm x 16.03 cm);13 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (33.97 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Standing male figure with bushy beard wearing a robe and black boots, decorated with red and black pigment.<br />
Chinese
Sogdian groom, from a set of funerary sculptures
earthenware with slip and painted decoration
8 3/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. ( 21.3 cm x 6 cm x 5.72 cm )
Museum Purchase
An earthenware figure of a man wears pants and a long coat with tight sleeves and a wide collar belted at the waist. He stands on a square platform with one hand raised. His face has a wide nose, big eyes, and big lips; his hair is pleated down the middle and braided around his head. The coat is colored in amber and green glazes. 
Chinese
Central Asian Groom
earthenware with three color glaze
12 9/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in (31.9 cm x 11.8 cm x 10.8 cm);12 9/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in (31.91 cm x 11.8 cm x 10.8 cm);5 1/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 14 1/4 in (13 cm x 18 cm x 36.2 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
'Ueberlauf' on rim running design, in center a blossom; paste: buff, fine, medium-hard; glaze: glossy, fine crackle top glaze, over cream slip on interior and exterior except bottom part. Fired upside down (tripod on interior) and upright. Colors are green, yellow, aubergine, green-white. Slightly restored.
Iranian
Plate with tri-colored glaze
fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with green, amber, and deep purple glaze
1 3/4 in. x 10 5/16 in. x 10 5/16 in. ( 4.5 cm x 26.2 cm x 26.2 cm )
Museum Purchase

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