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Flask

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    7th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed stoneware with moulded relief decoration

  • Museum number:

    C.432-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case B, shelf 3

Physical description

Pilgrim-flask of stoneware, with olive-brown glaze. Flattened globular form, with spreading foot, small neck and; on the shoulder, two loop handles. Moulded in high relief on either side and depicting dancing and piping figures among scrolling branches of a flowering vine together with a small figure of a boy.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

7th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed stoneware with moulded relief decoration

Dimensions

Height: 21.9 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Pilgrim-flask, stoneware with moulded relief decoration and olive-brown glaze, China, Tang dynasty, 7th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Colour Plate No. 16

Production Note

Register

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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