BowlArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Medium & Supportstoneware with slip and glazeDimensions
3 5/16 in x 11 7/16 in (8.4 cm x 29 cm);4 5/16 in x 13 1/4 in x 13 3/16 in (11 cm x 33.6 cm x 33.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.Subject matter
From the mid-tenth to the early twelfth centuries, the Khitan Liao, a sinicized tribe of Mongol origin, ruled over much of north China. So powerful was the Liao that the contemporary Chinese dynasty of Northern Song (960-1126) regularly sent tribute north to keep the peace. Liao pottery borrows heavily from Tang and Northern Song models, but Liao ceramic production also shows an originality and vitality that reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Khitan culture, particularly in the area of vessel shape. Liao potters adopted shapes from objects made in other materials and from objects of West Asian and Middle Eastern origin.Physical Description
This is a wide, shallow, rounded bowl with everted flat rim on a foot ring, covered in an amber glaze.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlCollection AreaAsianRights
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