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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. L. A. Lawrence

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 6, shelf 3

This bowl is painted with the scene of the crucifixion, intended for European consumers.

Physical description

Bowl, painted with the scene of the crucifixion; outside, the figure of Christ on the cross between the Virgin and St John the Evangelist, with clouds above, the subject being twice repeated. Inside on the bottom, in a circular medallion, a sacred pearl with flames and clouds; a border of cloud scrolls round the rim.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: a sprig of magic fungus


Height: 8.25 cm, Diameter: 14.92 cm

Historical context note

The crucifixion scene is copied from a European print or embroidery.

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain, painted with a scene from the Crucifixion, China, Jingdezhen, about 1700

Labels and date

Chinese bowl with Crucifixion
China, Jingdezhen, about 1700
The design may derive from European prints.
C.110-1927. Gift of Dr L.A. Lawrence [2009]


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide; Glaze


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flames; Clouds


Porcelain; Household objects


East Asia Collection

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