C.T. Loo & Company, New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
This long-necked jar belongs to a group of funerary vessels of northern provenance. Unlike Han dynasty lead-glazed burial pieces, it served a Buddhist function. The appliques of monster masks, rosettes and lozenges with beaded borders reflect Central Asian, specifically Khotanese, influence. The tall, splayed base support, which lends the jar a decidedly more attenuated shape, has parallels in ceramics recently unearthed in China. The tall neck and trefoil mouth typical of West Asian metal ewers and bottles are unusual features and suggest that foreign metal vessels served as prototypes.
- Published References
- Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 117, pl. 32.
- Thomas Dexel. Fruhe Keramik in China: Die Entwicklung der Hauptformen vom Neolithikum bis in die T'ang-Zeit. Braunschweig, Germany. pl. 70a.
- Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. vol. 3, p. 55.
- Mrs. Hin-cheung Lovell. Some Northern Chinese Wares of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries. vol. 21, no. 4, Winter 1975. pp. 328-343, fig. 25.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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