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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Vase

700-800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the Tang dynasty (618-907) daily utensils were usually made of stoneware and goods for burial were made of earthenware. This vase was probably a funerary piece, as lead-glazed vessels could poison the user. The colour scheme of green, amber and yellow is generally known as 'Tang sancai', meaning 'three colours of the Tang dynasty'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware with coloured lead glazes
Brief Description
twin fish; Cer, China, TANG, LEAD GLAZED; Early China
Physical Description
sancai twin-fish vase
Dimensions
  • Registered files height: 24.3cm
Style
Gallery Label
Vase in the form of twin fish China, Tang dynasty, 700-800 Museum no. C.88-1939(2009)
Subject depicted
Summary
In the Tang dynasty (618-907) daily utensils were usually made of stoneware and goods for burial were made of earthenware. This vase was probably a funerary piece, as lead-glazed vessels could poison the user. The colour scheme of green, amber and yellow is generally known as 'Tang sancai', meaning 'three colours of the Tang dynasty'.
Collection
Accession Number
C.88-1939

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record createdJune 21, 2007
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