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Tripod Plate

Asian Art

Supported on short legs, the polychrome lead-glazed Tripod Plate exemplifies the color and exuberance associated with Tang burial ceramics. The vessel also represents the Tang fashion for imitating contemporary non-Chinese forms and decoration, particularly Central Asian gold and silver vessels. The stamped decoration under a three-color glaze on the Plate's interior has been compared to copybook designs for painting the ceilings of Tang Buddhist temples as welf as the designs on other eighth-century funerary objects.

MEDIUM Earthenware, 3 color (sancai) lead glaze
  • Place Made: Henan, China
  • DATES 618-907
    DYNASTY Tang Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. (6 x 29.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE William E. Hutchins Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tripod Plate, 618-907. Earthenware, 3 color (sancai) lead glaze, 2 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. (6 x 29.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, William E. Hutchins Collection, 53.90. Creative Commons-BY
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