Bowl with GoatArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date317-439Medium & Supportstoneware with glazeDimensions
1 15/16 in x 4 in x 4 in (4.92 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)Credit LineGift of Ping and Zenobia LeeSubject matter
A shallow celadon mingqi
(明器) (literally "bright objects") bowl with a goat, from the Eastern Jin dynasty (317-439).
celadon potters of the Eastern Jin dynasty continued the Han dynasty custom of making mingqi
items to supply tombs with everything the deceased needed for the afterlife. Instead of creating full houses with courtyards and livestock pens. Yue
potters adapted, simplified, and shrank livestock pens by creating shallow wheel thrown bowls and placing a single dog, goat, sheep or pig inside them. Physical Description
A shallow basin with flat bottom and gently curved sides and a single reclining goat sculpted in the center of the base. Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)CeramicCollection AreaAsianRights
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animal housing (farm structures)