Grave Urn Lid
|Current Location:||Collections storage|
|Date Made:||Song Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Charles L. Reese, 1979|
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.
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