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Bowl

Chinese

Artwork Details

Bowl
14th century
Chinese
glaze on stoneware
1 15/16 in x 7 11/16 in (4.92 cm x 19.53 cm);1 15/16 in (4.92 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.306

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

yue ware celadon bowl of the late Yuan (1271-1368) to early Ming Dynasties (1368-1644). It was produced in northern Zhejiang province, where yue kilns were employed since the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (11th century-221 BCE).  The exterior of the bowl is carved to resemble a lotus flower, which is related to Pure Land Buddhism where practitioners are reborn into Amitabha's Western Paradise through lotus buds.

Physical Description:

A wide, shallow stoneware bowl on a footring with an everted rim with articulation.  The exterior is carved with lotus petals and covered in a gray-green celadon glaze.

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