Bottle and Stand

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Historical period(s)
Northern Qi or Northern Zhou dynasty, 6th century
Medium
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 36 x 27.2 cm (14 3/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.34
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Stand

Keywords
China, earthenware, Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577), Northern Zhou dynasty (557 - 581)
Provenance

To 1930
C. T. Loo & Company, New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Label

This long-necked jar and matching stand belong 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 the People's Republic of China.

Published References
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. pl. 117.
  • 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

Copyright with museum