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Grave Urn

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:Ceramic
Porcelain
Credit Line:Gift of Charles L. Reese, 1979

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, encircle the base of the neck. The fabric is a buff clay covered with a thick, slightly crackled glaze called yingqing.

Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1979. "A Pair of Chinese Grave Urns: A Recent Gift to the Oriental Section of the Museum". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 22. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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