Covered jarArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date10th centuryMedium & Supportstoneware with glazeDimensions
8 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (22 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm);8 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (22 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm);x 5 15/16 in x 5 15/16 in x 15 cm x 15 cmCredit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel copy
Here the lower body of the vessel is incised with patterns that suggest plants floating in a watery environment, while the lid depicts a bird that has alighted on a lotus leaf on the surface of the pond.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.Subject matter
ware celadon covered vase of the 10th century, Northern Song dynasty, is from the yue kilns in Zhejiang province. Jars such as these may have been used to store grain in the tomb. Here the lower body of the vessel is incised with patterns that suggest plants floating in a watery environment, while the lid depicts a bird that has alighted on a lotus leaf on the surface of the pond.Physical Description
Stoneware vase on a flared footring, with a tapered, globular body with a flattened shoulder, straight neck, and dish shaped mouth. Covered with a domed lid with flaring flange, topped with a bird finial. The lower body of the vase is incised with flora meander, and the lid incised with vertically curved lines. It is covered in a light celadon glaze.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypevesselAdditional Object Classification(s)CeramicCollection AreaAsianRights
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