Amphora with two handles in the form of dragons

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Stoneware with straw-colored glaze. Slightly beveled foot, concave base.
Clay: hard, close-grained, buff-white with minute black particles and iron stains.
Glaze: transparent, tending to pale green; finely crazed, and, in places, peeled.
Decoration: moulded in relief .

Historical period(s)
Late Sui or early Tang dynasty, first half of the 7th century
Medium
Stoneware with applied decoration and transparent greenish glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 52.9 x 28.6 cm (20 13/16 x 11 1/4 in)
Geography
Northern China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1943.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, dragon, green glaze, stoneware, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Alice Boney 1901 - 1988

Description

Stoneware with straw-colored glaze. Slightly beveled foot, concave base.
Clay: hard, close-grained, buff-white with minute black particles and iron stains.
Glaze: transparent, tending to pale green; finely crazed, and, in places, peeled.
Decoration: moulded in relief .

Published References
  • Along the Silk Road. p. 16, fig. 2.
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 8.
  • Mrs. Hin-cheung Lovell. Some Northern Chinese Wares of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries. vol. 21, no. 4, Winter 1975. pp. 328-343, fig. 28.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 22.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1942-1943. Washington. pl. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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