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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.182

  • Description

    Xing stoneware bowl, constructed in three pieces. The bowl has blue-toned transparent glaze There are twenty applied bosses and a design of leaves on the body. There are spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 10thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 123 millimetres
    • Diameter: 265 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Nortehrn Song 10th-12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 182

    Drum-shaped bowl


    Buddhism, which originated in India, flourished in China during the fourth and fifth centuries and its spread generated a new philosophy and a need for new equipment for its ceremonies. These ritual objects were formed in shapes of Indian origin or, as in this case, decorated with motifs originating in India. Here, overlapping lotus petals are carved around the sides of the bowl. Buddhist devotees may have used this bowl as an alms bowl or for setting water on an altar. Xing ware can be hard to distinguish from Ding ware but generally it has a colder, bluer tone through its transparent glaze.


    Stoneware with applied details, incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Xing ware 邢窯
    Neiqiu or Lincheng county, Hebei province 河北省, 内丘縣或者臨城縣
    Tang dynasty, about AD 800–907

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.13, no.17 bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 p.21, no.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc52/s1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Medley 1980 records: From the S. K. Forest Collection, No. 722.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.182

Xing stoneware bowl, constructed in three pieces. The bowl has blue-toned transparent glaze There are twenty applied bosses and a design of leaves on the body. There are spur marks on the base.

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