PillowArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date618-906Medium & Supportporcelaneous stoneware with underglaze and glazeDimensions
3 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in (8.25 cm x 16.19 cm x 10.8 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject matter
A Changsha pillow from the Tang dynasty (618-906).
The the tongguan
kiln, also known as the Changsha
kiln in Hunan of the Tang dynasty, was known for the production of over 200 different forms for daily use made for export to Central Asia and the Near East. They were mostly utilitarian wares glazed in white, caramel and brown colored glazes with iron-oxide underglaze brushwork, as well as applique molded decorations. Physical Description
A porcelaneous stoneware rectangular pillow with rounded corners and a gently sloped and concave top surface. It is painted with underglaze iron brown and copper green oxides in hexagonal and floral motifs, and covered in a straw colored glaze. Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypepillowCollection AreaAsianRights
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