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W21 Tsai - INTLSTD 401 - The Globalized Ancient World

A porcelain ewer with a cylindrical body on a foot ring and a tall, narrow neck. It has a flat, wide, ear-shaped handle, covered with underglaze blue floral meander and clear glaze, and a replacement silver spout and domed lid.
Ewer with Silver Fittings
porcelain, underglaze, glaze, and silver
15 1/2 in x 6 11/16 in x 6 11/16 in (39.37 cm x 16.99 cm x 16.99 cm);16 9/16 in x 10 1/2 in x 9 7/16 in (42.07 cm x 26.67 cm x 23.97 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pope for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Mirror with scene of "Alexander's Ascension"
1100 – 1299
bronze |
Museum Purchase
Silk fragment showing figures in an architectural setting

woven silk |
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Flask with molded decor
900 – 1199
molded design | earthenware (?)
Museum Purchase
This is an earthenware flask with a tall flattened body, short neck with direct rim to one side, and two peirced, flattened lugs for a strap handle. It is incised with a floral scroll on the body and has a domed lid with tall rim and pointed finial. It is covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification. 
earthenware with lead glaze
12 3/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (31 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);12 3/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (31 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);10 15/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in (27.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.7 cm);1 7/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in (4.7 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
This is an earthenware model of a horse dressed in a saddle blanket and saddle. It has a short, upward pointing tail and trimmed mane. The saddle is painted with reddish mineral pigment. 
667 – 732
earthenware, mineral pigment | earthenware
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
An earthenware bactrian camel seated on bent legs, head raised, with saddle and gear. It is painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Seated Bactrian Camel
earthenware with mineral pigment
8 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 16 15/16 in (20.96 cm x 20 cm x 43.02 cm)
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
A stoneware ewer with an straight sided body and a rounded shoulder.  It tapers slightly towards the foot.  On top of the shoulder is a straight, tall neck with an everted rim.  There is a coiled handle extending up from shoulder neck junction towards rim, then curving back down and attached to shoulder.  Opposite of the handle is a short faced spout, and in between the handle and spout are two loup lugs applied to the neck-shoulder junction. Below the lugs and spout are sprig molded and applied images of Central Asian dancers and musicians, covered entirely in a straw-celadon glaze with brown glaze applied to the danceers and musicians. 
stoneware with glaze
9 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in (22.86 cm x 16.03 cm x 16.03 cm);13 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (33.97 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Wooden miniture model of a tower, comprised of a round base, a bar in the middle where three larger discs and six or seven small discs are inserted. A bulb-shaped ornament rests on top.
Stupa: Hyakuman tô (one of one million pagodas)
carved wood with traces of gesso
8 3/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. ( 21.2 cm x 10.4 cm x 10.4 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
fritware with underglaze painting, and clear glaze
2 15/16 in x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in (7.5 cm x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm);2 15/16 in (7.5 cm);x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Standing male figure with bushy beard wearing a robe and black boots, decorated with red and black pigment.<br />
Sogdian groom, from a set of funerary sculptures
7th century
earthenware with slip and painted decoration |
Museum Purchase
A fragment of a stucco relief sculpture.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, attended by Indra
stucco relief with traces of polychromy
10 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. ( 26 cm x 24.5 cm x 9.5 cm )
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection


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