Bowl with BirdArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date317-439Medium & Supportglaze on stonewareDimensions
1 9/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in (3.97 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)Credit LineGift of Ping and Zenobia LeeSubject matter
A shallow celadon mingqi
(明器) (literally "bright objects") bowl with bird of 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 a flat bottom and gently curved sides, a slightly inverted direct rim, and a central sculpted bird with outstreached wings. It is covered in a gray-green celadon glaze.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)CeramicCollection AreaAsianRights
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animal housing (farm structures)