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Vase with Floral Decoration

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)

The vase with painted stylized floral sprigs epitomizes the inventive decorative style and techniques of the popular nonimperial ceramics produced at the Cizhou kilns in China's Hebei province from the tenth to the fourteenth century. Wares With green lead glaze over black decoration were one of the last decorative styles to be produced at Cizhou kilns. The baluster-shaped vessel captures the calligraphic spontaneity that often represents this type of ceramic ware.

MEDIUM Stoneware with slip and lead glaze
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 960-1279 C.E.
    DYNASTY Song Dynasty
    PERIOD Song Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.4 x 10.8 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vase with Floral Decoration, 960-1279 C.E. Stoneware with slip and lead glaze, 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.4 x 10.8 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr., 2001.6.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.6.1_transp5097.jpg)
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