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Wrist rest

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    early 8th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with inlaid stamped patterns and coloured lead glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 4

Physical description

Wrist rest of oblong rectangular form. Hard buff-white earthenware with a diaper of stamped quatrefoils, the outlines of which are inlaid with black clay. Neutral glaze touched with yellow in the quatrefoils and coloured green in the spaces between.

Place of Origin

China (made)


early 8th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with inlaid stamped patterns and coloured lead glazes


Length: 11 cm

Descriptive line

Wrist rest, earthenware with inlaid stamped patterns and coloured lead glazes, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Production Note



Earthenware; Lead glaze


Glazed; Stamped; Inlaid

Subjects depicted

Quatrefoils; Diaper-work


Ceramics; Earthenware


East Asia Collection

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