Porcellanous white bowl with rolled lip. Large treadrops of glaze on the exterior and wheel marks on the interior. Probably made at the Xing kilns. The white flat footring is known as a 'bi' disc foot, after the ancient ritual jade 'bi'. Bowls of this type represent later stages of Ding ware; similar examples have been excavated at Gongxian, Henan province. They were widely exported and have been found at Samarra in Iraq, which previously gave them the name 'Samarra type'.
- Found/Acquired: China
- Diameter: 6 inches
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRC14142
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.