Grave Urn Lid
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.
Gift of Charles L. Reese
[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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