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Dublin Core

Title

Ceramic: vessel

Description

One unglazed tan-brown earthenware vessel. Takes the form of an upper ovoid cup divided by four equidistantly spaced vertical ridges and a pedestal with a flared base. Each face of upper part of vessel exhibits moulded decoration comprising circular serpentine 'badge' surrounded by a keyhole pattern. Pedestal presents moulded plantain leaf pattern. Probably broken imitation of ancient bronze gu or zun.

Provenance

Delivered to Canterbury Museum by A.E. Adlam. Miss Adlam, an Englishwoman, lived in China for 25 years. Prior to the war she taught English in Shanghai, and during the war she worked as Secretary to the Friends' Relief Service. She visited relatives in New Zealand in 1947.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

145x260mm (dia x thickness)

Museum Ac. No.

C1947.4

Usage Rights

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Period

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Collection

Citation

“Ceramic: vessel,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed September 25, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/668.