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Grave Urn

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Object Number:
79-15-2A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Jiangxi
Period:
Song Dynasty
Date Made:
Song Dynasty
Early Date:
960
Late Date:
1279
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Porcelain
Description:
Made in two sections; an ovoid pot with a tall ridged neck and a beehive shaped cover surmounted by a bird. Horned dragon curled completely around the neck. Dragon has round ears and a cow like face and smile. Disk above one loop, possibly representing flaming pearl. Squatting cock, a quadruped and small prostrating figure also on neck. Twelve standing, long robed figures , each holding a baton, encirlce the base of the neckl. The fabric is a buff clay covered with a thick, slightly crackled glaze called ying chi'ing.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles L. Reese

Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1979. A Pair of Chinese Grave Urns: A Recent Gift to the Oriental Section of the Museum. Expedition. 22 (1)
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