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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.
- Made in: Hebei (province)
- (Asia,China,Hebei (province))
- Height: 123 millimetres
- Diameter: 265 millimetres
Published PDF date : Nortehrn Song 10th-12thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Medley 1980 records: From the S. K. Forest Collection, No. 722.
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Object reference number: RRC38600
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