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bowl

  • 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 800–907PDF 182

    白釉鼓式缽


    佛教,起源於印度,傳入中國後,在西元4-5世紀時開始蓬勃發展。新的教義哲理在傳播過程中誕生,也催生了各種新的用於儀式和慶典用器的需求。這些禮儀用器通常具有印度風格的造型, 或者如同該件白釉缽,裝飾有來源於印度的主題。此缽外壁刻重疊蓮瓣紋,應該曾被佛教徒們作為缽盂,或者放置在供臺上用於供奉凈水。邢窯與定窯器物有時很難區分,但通常來說,邢窯的透明釉呈現一種藍色的冷色調。


    炻器,局部貼花,劃花,透明釉
    邢窯
    河北省內丘縣或臨城縣
    唐代,約800-907年

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  • Bibliography

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

    On display: 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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